While the first Democratic presidential debate, being held in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, is supposed to be about the Democrats, it may become all about what Donald Trump has to say. The current Republican presidential front-runner has announced that he will be live-tweeting comments during the debate.
The business mogul has been dismissive of the first round of Democratic presidential sparring. On Oct. 12, Trump predicted that the Las Vegas debate would be boring to most Americans, according to ABC Politics.
“I think it’s not going to be highly rated,” Trump told ABC News. “I think it’s going to be: you’re going to watch it for 10 or 15 minutes, and people are going to get bored and turn it off."
He added, "I’ll be watching. I don’t know how long. It’s going be hard to watch. I think it’s not going to be a very exciting debate."
Trump has been touting his ability to draw in viewers throughout his candidacy. The first Republican presidential debate, held on Aug. 6, was the most watched non-sports cable broadcast on record, Yahoo News reports. Trump has claimed credit for the high ratings.
On Oct. 13, the day of the first Democratic debate, Trump announced that he will be live-tweeting the broadcast, Politico reports. It seems that he has changed his mind about watching the entirety of the debate.
“At the request of many, and even though I expect it to be a very boring two hours, I will be covering the Democrat Debate live on twitter!” the business mogul tweeted.
Trump then took a jab at CNN, which is broadcasting the event after also hosting the second Republican presidential debate: “Someone should inform @CNN that, despite spending millions of $'s on graphics, it is not the Democratic Debate, rather the Democrat (s) D!”
The second tweet is in reference to Republicans’ insistence that Democratic policies are not actually democratic, according to Politico.
The first Democratic presidential debate will feature former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee. It is airing on CNN starting 9 p.m. EST.