Politics

Giuliani Says Trump Should Skip Next Debate

Despite Trump saying he was satisfied with debate moderator Lester Holt

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani implied debate moderator Lester Holt did not act "like a journalist." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he wouldn't debate a second time if he were Donald Trump unless there were asignificant changes made.

"If I were Donald Trump, I wouldn't participate in another debate unless I was promised that a journalist would act like a journalist and not an incorrect, ignorant fact-checker," the former Republican presidential candidate told reporters after the debate.

Giuliani, a Trump adviser, added, "I did not say what I'm advising, I'm saying what I would do. Whatever advice I give to Donald Trump, I'll give to Donald Trump."

[Somebody Had to Win. This Time it was Clinton]

The former mayor's remarks come despite the fact that Trump said debate moderator "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt "was fine."

The next presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 9. The moderators will be Martha Raddatz, ABC News global affairs correspondent, and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

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