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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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