Trump Rejects Joint Letter From GOP Candidates To TV Networks

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign has decided to reject a joint letter being sent by his rivals and plans to negotiate directly with television networks on the debate formats, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The Trump campaign released a statement which stated that this process wasn’t anything new, according to Politico.

“As we have for the previous three debates, the Trump Campaign will continue to negotiate directly with the host network to establish debate criteria that will determine Mr. Trump’s participation,” a spokesperson said in a statement, according to Politico.

The GOP candidates reportedly finalized their list of demands for future debates on Monday. The demands included that networks work directly with candidates instead of the Republican National Committee, and that the details of each debate be shared with the candidates a month before the event. The candidates would then decide if he or she would want to participate, according to a list obtained by The Washington Post.

Trump and GOP rival retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson had worked to change the format of the CNBC debate from Wednesday.

This post has been updated.

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