The following is an excerpt from Arlette Saenz | November 2, 2015 | abcnews.go.com |
President Obama poked fun at the Republican presidential candidates tonight for their complaints about the moderators at the CNBC debate last week.
“They can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators," the president said at a DNC fundraiser held after a showing of Hamilton on Broadway. "I mean, let me tell ya, if you can’t handle, if you can’t handle those guys, you know then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.”
The Republican presidential campaigns met Sunday to devise a new plan for their party's debates. They meeting arose in the wake of last week's CNBC Republican presidential debate, which was widely panned by the candidates and Republican officials.
On Monday, Ben Ginsburg, a top Republican lawyer working with the presidential campaigns, released a draft letter the campaigns would send to TV networks detailing their criteria and processes they want for each of the debates. But several presidential campaigns, include Donald Trump's, have said they will not sign the letter.
In New York Monday, President Obama also called Republicans "glum" and said "they occupy a different reality."
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