Donald Trump Wants Anderson Cooper Fired As Debate Moderator

Trump says CNN stands for "Clinton News Network."

Sounds like someone is already making excuses.

Donald Trump said that he will show up to the presidential debate against Hillary Clinton later this month, but he doesn’t think Anderson Cooper will treat him fairly during the event.

The announcement that Cooper would be the debate moderator was historic, as he’ll be the first openly gay journalist to take on the role, but Trump thinks the CNN anchor leans too far to the left to be in charge.

“I don’t think Anderson Cooper should be a moderator, because Anderson Cooper works for CNN and over the last couple of days, I’ve seen how Anderson Cooper behaves,” Trump told The Washington Post. “He’ll be very biased, very biased. I don’t think he should be a moderator. I’ll participate, but I don’t think he should be a moderator.”

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Trump has made it a point to revoke press credentials from journalists he felt were against him during his campaign, and now cites CNN as one of them.

“CNN is the Clinton News Network and Anderson Cooper, I don’t think he can be fair,” the presidential hopeful said.

We’ll find out how it all goes down when the first presidential debate airs on September 26.

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