GOP threatens to unsanction CNBC debate
By Staff Writer
(INTELLIHUB) — A joint letter addressed to CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Cuddy, signed by both GOP Candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump reads in part:
“Neither Mr. Trump or Dr. Carson will participate in your debate if it is longer than 120 minutes including commercials and does not include opening and closing statements.”
Moreover Trump Tweeted the following:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2015
MSNBC’s Rachael Maddow had a field day with Dr. Carson and Mr. Trump’s request Friday, spinning the two candidates latest ‘demands’ by claiming they are just too lazy to go more than two hours at a debate.
“Donald Trump was so tired after that debate,” Maddow said on her show facetiously after playing clips of Trump talking about the previous three-hour debate.
Maddow went on to say that the front-runners “don’t really need that guaranteed extra time talking” anyway. After all this airtime is probably “more important” to the other candidates, Maddow said in a confused manner.
Maddow also went on to point out that if CNBC doesn’t meet the new GOP terms for the debate the GOP can “unsanction the debate”, barring CNBC from any future debates.
“It’s unfair to the viewers, it’s to long,” Trump said, pointing out how networks just wants to sell more advertising.
“They are making a fortune,” said Trump.
All of this comes just ahead of quarterly campaign funding disclosures due by midnight for all parties.
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