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Donald Trump on Debate Moderator Anderson Cooper: ‘I Don’t Think He Can Be Fair’

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The Republican presidential candidate called CNN the “Clinton News Network” ahead of the first presidential debate.

Donald Trump will show up to all of the presidential debates against Hillary Clinton--but the Republican candidate is already making excuses ahead of the matchups.

Trump specifically called out moderator Anderson Cooper, claiming that Cooper--the first openly gay journalist to moderate a presidential debate--wouldn't treat him fairly.

"I don't think Anderson Cooper should be a moderator, because Anderson Cooper works for CNN and over the last couple of days, I've seen how Anderson Cooper behaves," Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post. "He'll be very biased, very biased. I don't think he should be a moderator. I'll participate, but I don't think he should be a moderator."

Trump has tussled with journalists throughout his campaign, frequently revoking press credentials for major media outlets. Even members of his own family have walked out of interviews when the questions didn't go their way.

On the other hands, journalists have been accused of going soft on Trump, like Matt Lauer when he moderated the recent commander-in-chief forum.

"CNN is the Clinton News Network and Anderson Cooper, I don't think he can be fair," Trump said.

The first presidential debate will be held on Monday, Sept. 26. The second, moderated by Cooper, will be Oct. 9.

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