The next Republican debate will last two hours, Donald Trump said Friday.
Some candidates, notably Trump, had been adamant that the October 28 debate in Boulder, Colorado, not go on without a fixed time limit. The last Republican debate, Sept. 16 in Simi Valley, Calif., lasted more than three hours, and candidates were clearly weary by the end.
Thursday, Trump had tweeted that CNBC, the debate’s sponsor, was seeking “ridiculous” terms.
He also wanted opening and closing statements, which apparently will not be included.
Early Friday, Trump tweeted that CNBC “just agreed that the debate will be TWO HOURS. Fantastic news for all, especially the millions of people who will be watching!” CNBC has not commented.
The first two Republican debates attracted more than 22 million people each.