Considering his biggest backer has been CNN from the start, this is not a surprise.
In an ironic twist though, all of CNN’s efforts to push Trump; with the assumption by most including myself that he would be a slam dunk to lose to Clinton, has come at the cost of the Democrat front runner Clinton. CNN might have helped make it possible for a socialist named Sanders to beat her, and at very least, she will have her hands full with any of the GOP frontrunners whereas before it seemed improbable that she would lose. Sanders would almost certainly lose in a general election, wouldn’t he?
Hopefully with Trump gone for this debate it will allow economic and constitutional Conservatives to get some of the spotlight.