Trump, Carson threaten Republican debate boycott

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Expo Hall of the Richmond International Raceway on October 14, 2015 in Richmond, VirginiaRepublican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and the candidate who is hot on his heels threatened to boycott their party’s next televised debate over its “ridiculous” format. Trump and Ben Carson wrote to cable broadcaster CNBC, host of the October 28 showdown, to say they were displeased with an agenda recently sent to their campaign teams that explained the debate would last two hours plus four commercial breaks that would add 16 minutes to the format. In their letter published by NBC News — NBC Universal owns CNBC — Trump and Carson wrote that neither of the changes were acceptable.

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