Donald Trump Says Democratic Debate Will Be Dull Because He's Not In It

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"You know, I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep," Trump says of the Tuesday night event.

Donald Trump said Monday morning the upcoming Democratic primary presidential debate is missing one key ingredient to reel in viewers — himself. 

During a phone interview with Fox and Friends, the GOP frontrunner said the Tuesday night debate — with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton center stage — will be humdrum and CNN, which is hosting the event, knows it. 

"You know, I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep," Trump said. "I don't want to say this in a braggadocious way, but a person at CNN and a couple of other people said, 'We have to put Donald Trump in this debate. We're going to die with it.' "

The former Apprentice host said overall viewership for the debate will probably start strong, but numbers will quickly dwindle.

"I think a lot of people will turn it off after a little while," he said. 

Trump wasted no time bragging about the fact that his presence in the past two GOP debates led to record-breaking viewership numbers, including 24 million viewers for the first debate on Fox News and 23 million for the second debate on CNN. 

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