Donald Trump Says CNBC Debate Will Be 2 Hours, Per His Demand
"Fantastic news for all, especially the millions of people who will be watching!"
Donald Trump will be taking part in the next GOP primary debate in less than two weeks, it appears.
Early Friday morning, Trump tweeted that debate host CNBC agreed to limit the Oct. 28 debate to two hours.
.@CNBC has just agreed that the debate will be TWO HOURS. Fantastic news for all, especially the millions of people who will be watching!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2015
There were rumblings on Thursday the GOP frontrunner might boycott the Boulder, Colorado debate if certain criteria, the timeframe most importantly, were not altered.
A spokesperson for CNBC had no comment.
During a Thursday conference call about the debate between CNBC and the candidates, Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reportedly said it was "imperative" the debate be 120 minutes because the former Apprentice host was not happy about CNN's debate, which lasted nearly three hours.
Trump backed up those remarks on Twitter, calling CNBC's debate outline "ridiculous."
The previous two primary debates on Fox News and CNN both brought in record-breaking viewership for the networks, a fact Trump boasts about often.