Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will participate in their first joint event as presidential candidates Wednesday night.
NBC News and MSNBC – along with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America – will host the the Commander-in-Chief Forum in New York City. It will be a one-hour forum where Clinton and Trump will answer questions about national security, military affairs and veterans issues in front of an audience mainly made up of 300 or so members of the military.
Matt Lauer – who is listed as a “notable past member” on the Clinton Global Initiative’s website – is moderating the forum. During an interview on MSNBC Wednesday, Lauer said he will not ask Trump and Clinton the same questions.
“I’m not going to be repeating the same questions, though some will overlap,” Lauer said. “The veterans will get a chance to ask these candidates their own questions.”
Lauer said that when he takes questions from the audience, he expects most of them to revolve around the system-wide failure of the Veterans Affairs program.
“Lack of treatment – that’s where I think they will focus their questions.”
Clinton will be asked questions first for approximately 30 minutes, then Trump will go on stage next.
PRIMETIME SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY 07/21/16:
Motivational Speaker Brock Mealer
U.S Representative Marsha Blackburn
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus
Liberty University President/Pastor Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel
Donald Trump’s Daughter Ivanka Trump
American Businessman/Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump
PRIMETIME SPEAKERS FOR WEDNESDAY 07/20/16:
Talk Radio Host Laura Ingraham
American Businessman Phil Ruffin
Former Astronaut Eileen Collins
Pastor Darrell Scott
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
Donald Trump’s Son Eric Trump
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Indiana Governor/Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence
PRIMETIME SPEAKERS FOR TUESDAY 07/19/16:
Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison
Former U.S. Attorney General/Former District Court Judge Michael Mukasey
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson
NRA Institute For Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Donald Trump’s Daughter Tiffany Trump
Donald Trump’s Son Donald Trump, Jr.
Former Director Of Pediatric Neurosurgery At Johns Hopkins Hospital Ben Carson
PRIMETIME SPEAKERS FOR MONDAY 07/18/16:
American Businessman Willie Robertson
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry
U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Actor/Producer Scott Baio
U.S. Marine Mark Geist
U.S. Marine John Tiegen
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Donald Trump’s Wife Melania Trump
U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn