Trump: CNN is 'milking' three-hour debate
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Hours before Wednesday's Republican presidential debate on CNN, GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE ripped the network for “milking” the three-hour, 11-candidate event.
 
 
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The debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., starts at 8 p.m. and will run for about three hours, representatives from CNN said Wednesday.
 
Trump has already had plenty to say about CNN's debate in recent weeks. After taking credit for the network's expected surplus in ad revenue, the business mogul sent a letter to network President Jeff Zucker, calling on him to donate proceeds from the program to charities supporting U.S. veterans.
 
The added length may in part be due to the unusually large field of candidates. 
 
A Fox News GOP presidential debate in August lasted two hours and featured 10 players.
 
Candidates will get a chance to head to the bathroom during an extended commercial break midway through.
 
With 10 men on stage and only one woman, it will be a rare instance of the men’s room line being longer than the ladies'.