Trump tells Lester Holt: Don’t fact-check debates
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“I think he has to be a moderator,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday.

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"I mean, if you’re debating somebody and if she makes a mistake or I make a mistake ... we’ll take each other on," he added. “But I certainly don’t think you want Candy Crowley again."

Crowley interjected during an October 2012 debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney after Romney said it took Obama two weeks to refer to the Benghazi, Libya, attacks as terrorism.

“He did call it an act of terror,” Crowley told Romney, though she added that he was "correct" that it took that long for the White House to acknowledge the attack was not related to an anti-Islamic video.

Trump on Thursday ripped Crowley’s handling of the incident, urging Holt not to follow suit.

“She turned out to be wrong,” he said. "I really don’t think you want that. That was a very pivotal moment in that debate. And it really threw the debate off and it was unfair. No, I think you have to have somebody that’s just — let them argue it out.”

Holt will moderate the debate between Trump and Clinton, the Democratic nominee, Monday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.