Complaining about being treated unfairly by the moderators before the presidential debates with Hillary Clinton even begin, Republican nominee Donald Trump told CNBC on Monday the system was being "rigged."
"I think we should have a debate with no moderator, just Hillary and I sitting there talking," Trump offered on "Squawk Box," predicting he's going to be "treated very, very unfairly."
Making his case, Trump said debate moderators will try to be extra tough, because of the criticism that NBC's Matt Lauer was too "easy on me," during the network's Commander-In-Chief Forum last week.
"Well, [Lauer] wasn't. I thought he was very professional. I have to be honest, I think he's been treated very unfairly," Trump added, in reference to the NBC forum, during which the candidates were interviewed separately on stage one right after the other.