Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to participate in a town hall with moderator ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Donald Trump talks with voters after an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum in Miami, Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, in dueling televised town halls that showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to a pandemic that has reshaped the nation.