Whatever you may think of Donald Trump's politics, fitness for office and character, you have to admit he's a genius communicator, especially on television.
That's why it comes as no surprise that he floated the idea Monday that the three scheduled presidential debates feature no interference in the form of a moderator who might inhibit his penchant for fact-challenged showmanship.
Here's how the Republican nominee put it in a CNBC interview: "Let Hillary and I sit there and just debate, because I think the system is being rigged so it's going to be a very unfair debate."
Trump said he fears that the widespread criticism of Matt Lauer, who moderated NBC's recent "Commander in Chief Forum," means that debate moderators will come out loaded for bear. Lauer was thoroughly pummeled - especially for letting Trump go unchallenged when he said he opposed the war in Iraq from the start, which is false.