Donald Trump & Ben Carson Threaten To Skip Next GOP Debate Unless CNBC Makes 'Very Reasonable Format Changes'

  • by: Alan Duke

Donald Trump and Ben Carson, the two frontrunners in the Republican presidential race, sent a joint letter to CNBC threatening to boycott next week's debate in Boulder, Colorado, unless the network shortens the event and let's them make opening and closing statements.

"Both our campaigns hope that you will agree with these very reasonable format changes so that CNBC may present all the Republican candidates to your audience," the Trump-Carson letter said.

Trump also sent his warning via his Twitter account:

A debate with Trump and Carson would likely be a dull and less-viewed affair considering the huge ratings experienced by Fox News and CNN in the first two GOP events.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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