Donald Trump Talks Potential Debate Moderators: ‘Let’s Cross Her off the List’

By Mark Joyella 

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Donald Trump has hinted at which journalists he might like to see as moderators for the upcoming presidential debates—with NBC’s Lester Holt and CNN’s Dana Bash appearing to meet Trump’s criteria for fairness.

“I think Lester Holt is a good guy,” Trump said in an interview Thursday with Hugh Hewitt. Of Bash, Trump said “I think she’s had moments of great fairness.”

But Mary Katharine Ham, who was added to ABC’s panel of questioners for a Republican debate in February, would not make the cut—if Trump were choosing, which he is not.

“She is not a fan of mine and I’ve never gotten along with her,” Trump said. “I don’t know her, but she says only bad things. So let’s cross her name off.”

Trump told Time magazine this week he intends to debate Hillary Clinton, but said he would object to moderators who he considered to be “unfair.” The Commission on Presidential Debates has yet to announce its choices to moderate three presidential and one vice-presidential debate.