Trump Announces He’ll Only Debate Hillary

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Donald Trump says he doesn’t want any third party candidates on the presidential debate stage when he debates Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I’d rather it be Hillary and myself,” the Republican presidential candidate said Thursday night on Larry King’s RT America show. “Because we’re the only two with a chance at winning.”

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein could qualify to participate if either wins 15 percent of the vote in new polls, although Stein is only at about 3 percent in recent polls. Johnson is closer with 9 percent of support.


Trump told King both of them seem to be falling in the polls but “we’ll see what happens.” Johnson made headlines this week after committing a big gaffe in an interview regarding his foreign policy. “What’s Aleppo?” Johnson asked, after being asked what he would do with the city, which is the center of the Syrian civil war. In similarly unwelcome news for the Stein campaign this week, North Dakota police announced a warrant for her arrest, because she allegedly vandalized a bulldozer during a global warming protest.

“It’s not going to be easy but it’s something I do look forward to absolutely,” Trump added, regarding the prospect of facing Clinton.

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