Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE said he doesn't want Anderson Cooper to moderate a presidential debate because he would be unfair.
In a new interview with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, Trump made an “unprompted" comment about the CNN host.
“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. “He’ll be very biased, very biased. I don’t think he should be a moderator.”
Trump said he would participate in the debate but accused CNN of having a bias in favor of his Democratic rival, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE.
"CNN is the Clinton News Network and Anderson Cooper, I don’t think he can be fair,” Trump added.
The moderators for the three presidential debates were revealed by the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates earlier this month.
Cooper and ABC's Martha Raddatz will team up to cover the town hall-style debate on Oct. 9. NBC's Lester Holt will moderate the first debate, on Sept. 26, and Fox News’s Chris Wallace will host the third debate, on Oct 19.