At a news conference Tuesday morning, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared CNBC's John Harwood's career as a credible reporter is "finished." Harwood was widely panned by media critics and Republicans for his conduct at the debate.
Prior to the debate, Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist wrote Harwood has "no business moderating a GOP debate."
"I think Harwood is probably finished as a credible reporter," Trump said. "He's a disaster. And it was such a horribly put question and so obvious and the Republicans coalesced around each other. It was actually pretty beautiful when you think about it. And all we want to do is be treated fairly."
"John Harwood was a disgrace to CNBC," Trump later said at his presser.
Trump also called on the networks to donate profits from advertisements run during the Republican debates to military groups. Trump noted CNN was asking $250,000 for a 30-second ad when the network hosted a debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.
"The networks have made a fortune, because of me, not anybody else," Trump said.