Donald Trump lied about the CNBC debate

In his closing remarks at the Oct. 28 debate, Donald Trump touted his deal-making skills, saying he and fellow candidate Ben Carson negotiated with CNBC to cut the debate down to two hours instead of three.

“We called in, we said, that’s it, we’re not doing it,” Trump said. “They lost a lot of money, everybody said it couldn’t be done. Everybody said it was going to be three hours, three-and-a-half, including (CNBC). And in about two minutes, I renegotiated it down to two hours so we could get the hell out of here.”

Moderator John Harwood disagreed and said, “Just for the record, the debate was always going to be two hours.”

Fact checkers checked. Harwood was s right, Trump was lying.

Read on: Donald Trump vs. John Harwood on length of CNBC debate | PolitiFact

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