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Donald Trump will be center stage for the upcoming GOP presidential primary debate on Tuesday.
CNN released its line-up Sunday for the fifth primary debate, which will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer and take place in Las Vegas. Nine candidates will take part in the debate, their placement based on an average of national poll numbers from November and December.
— CNN (@CNN) December 13, 2015
Ben Carson and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be at Trump’s sides. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also take part in the main debate.
CNN previously hosted the second primary debate on Sept. 16, which took place in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) December 13, 2015
Trump had previously suggested he would not take part in the December debate unless CNN, which he claimed treated him unfairly with its coverage, donated $5 million to a veterans’ charity.
Dana Bash, CNN’s chief political correspondent, and Salem Radio Network talk show host Hugh Hewitt will be debate questioners.
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