Donald Trump: ‘Who’s Going to Watch a Debate That Long?’

By Chris Ariens 

It took a prodding tweet, but Donald Trump got his booking on Fox News Sunday this morning. Chris Wallace interviewed Trump Saturday at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. (Wallace has a policy of not doing phone interviews with presidential candidates.) Wallace asked about CNBC giving in to demands from Trump and Dr. Ben Carson limiting the upcoming GOP debate to 2 hours.

“I said, I’m not going to participate because I thought that the CNN [democratic] debate was ridiculous. It was too long and people were turning off–who’s going to watch a debate that long? You know, it used to be one hour when it started. It used to also get no ratings. And both CNN and Fox broke the all-time record on cable television.”

Wallace: What’s the deal with the tweets? Why are you sitting there at night watching TV and tweeting out?

Trump: Well, I think it’s fine. It’s a great way of getting my word out. I love Twitter and tweeting… Now if you do something bad to me, I can tweet about Chris. And the world will be seeing it.

Wallace: And you have… But does Mrs. Trump ever say, ‘Donald, turn off the TV, come to bed?’

Trump: Oh, I don’t do that much. And usually it’s not too late. No, I just think it’s an amazing way – you know, we’re in a modern age now. We have to get with it. Twitter and Facebook and all of this stuff is, to me, I mean it’s, for some reason… it works very well.