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Reince Priebus: ‘CNBC Should Be Ashamed’ of This Debate

Immediately after the CNBC debate ended, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus made it clear he was not happy with how it was conducted.

First, he made a brief statement to reporters about the debate, decrying the questions as “gotcha” and saying he was very disappointed with how the debate went.

But after that he unloaded on Twitter:

UPDATE –– 10:54 pm EST: Priebus’ full statement is here:

While I was proud of our candidates and the way they handled tonight’s debate, the performance by the CNBC moderators was extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters. Our diverse field of talented and exceptionally qualified candidates did their best to share ideas for how to reinvigorate the economy and put Americans back to work despite deeply unfortunate questioning from CNBC,” said Chairman Priebus.

One of the great things about our party is that we are able to have a dynamic exchange about which solutions will secure a prosperous future, and I will fight to ensure future debates allow for a more robust exchange. CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled.

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