The second GOP primary debate is still hours away, and front-runner Donald Trump is already complaining that it’s too long and too crowded on stage. In fact, he’s accusing CNN of “milking it” by letting it run for a scheduled three hours.
This comes a week after Trump, personally claiming credit for a hike in CNN’s ratings and therefore its ad rates, asked CNN’s Jeff Zucker to donate all of the profits from the debate to charities that help U.S. veterans.
Trump certainly isn’t going out of his way to ingratiate himself to CNN, which we assume is exactly the plan. But is three hours that long?
We’re thinking less of Lincoln-Douglas and more of this: