"The criteria that was outlined by CNBC was never discussed with any of the candidates or the campaigns" says Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Trump wants the debate limited to 120 minutes after that brutal 3 hour debate on CNN 2 weeks ago.
Donald Trump may boycott the next GOP debate hosted by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado unless some of the criteria is changed.
The debate, set for Oct. 28, currently does not feature opening and closing statements and also does not have a set length of time, which multiple candidates, including Trump, are not pleased with, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
During a Thursday conference call about the debate, Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, said: “The criteria that was outlined by CNBC was never discussed with any of the candidates or the campaigns," according to The Times. "So what CNBC did was send out a memo and said, ‘Here’s the criteria as you have approved them and that went out to all the campaigns.’ We said we never agreed to this criteria.”
Lewandowski, according to The Times, said it was "imperative" the debate time be 120 minutes because Trump was not pleased the CNN event lasted nearly three hours.