Trump tells Lester Holt: Don’t fact-check debates

by Mark Hensch | the Hill  |  published on September 22, 2016

Donald Trump says NBC’s Lester Holt should not correct his or Hillary Clinton’s facts while moderating the first presidential debate.

“I think he has to be a moderator,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday.

“I mean, if you’re debating somebody and if she makes a mistake or I make a mistake … we’ll take each other on,” he added. “But I certainly don’t think you want Candy Crowley again.”

Crowley interjected during an October 2012 debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney after Romney said it took Obama two weeks to refer t

  • Discusted

    Check the Lying Bitch for an earpiece … there is no need for back stage prompting ! I want her to have a seizure on TV and let the Libs see what they have instore if she is elected we get an unstable person pretending to be President !

    We have had enough of an experiment with a pretend president !

  • justinwachin

    I agree with Donald. I’m sure there will be plenty of others willing to fact check. Lester should concentrate on moderating the debate.

    Crowley was off base for correcting Mitt Romney. That became obvious when it was shown that he was right.

  • bobnstuff

    Trump doesn’t want people to see how little he really knows and he is counting on people not checking later. Trump has big problems with details and numbers. Trump will not be able to just attack Clinton so he walks into the debates in trouble, It should be fun to watch. Clinton is taking time to prepare for the debates while Trump is out on the trail. Today he showed the energy people that he was willing to let them make more money and let the environment be hanged. Clinton will come into the debate with facts and figures and Trump will only have his name calling and outrageous statements.

    • BH

      The problem is that Hillary thinks she is entitled to her facts, not the facts. You know, “it was a video” when everyone knew it wasn’t.

      • bobnstuff

        If you read what the person they arrested said it turns out that she was partly right. The attack used the protests and choose the time because of them. I have found that once the media is done painting their picture if you go back you can some times find out what really happened and it is rarely as bad as the media makes it look. Here is a case in point. They say that Clinton sold 20% of our uranium to the Russians but she was in the senate at the time and played only a small part. The sale was of a Canadian company to a Russian one so We didn’t own the uranium in the first place but that didn’t matter anyway since you can’t export uranium from the US, it’s against the law. So in fact we have the Russians mining uranium for us. I bet you never heard that on Fox or anywhere.

  • Stephen Howe

    Trump should be able to hammer Hillary with questions about her incessant lying (not to mention BO’s myriad prevarications) until she curls up into a twitching, fetal position and has a seizure on national TV! But like ANY good lawyer, Trump should never ask ANY question that he doesn’t already know the answer to! Trump needs to hire an ARMY of researchers & fact checkers…

    • Janthony132

      Very good advice Donald…..Heed!

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