Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign has accused Donald Trump of engaging in a “f**ked up” debate over the election.
The Republican nominee is set to take the stage for the first debate of the 2016 cycle Wednesday in Cleveland, Ohio, but his team has made it clear they will not allow the Democratic nominee to continue on.
The Trump campaign has been making clear it intends to hold an all-night debate from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, with Clinton set to answer questions in a town hall format.
But Clinton’s team has not been able to get a deal on how to hold the event, which is expected to draw crowds of thousands, according to The Hill.
The campaign said it’s not willing to commit to the event unless a new venue is found.
“They’re going to need a new arena.
I don’t see that happening.
We’ve been told by people who have been there that they are being pushed out of the building,” said a source familiar with the debate planning process.
An agreement is expected by the end of October.
The Hill first reported the negotiations.
Trump has been critical of Clinton’s debate schedule in recent days, claiming it’s unfair to her campaign, particularly since it has been running from October through early December.
The president-elect also accused the Democratic National Committee of refusing to host the event despite his request.
“They refused to allow us to have a debate.
They didn’t allow us the right to do so,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday.
The debate schedule is being set up by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), a super PAC controlled by the Clintons that has been pushing for a debate between the candidates.
“Our campaign will not accept any kind of debate or stage from Donald Trump, nor will we accept any form of event from Hillary Clinton,” the DCCC said in a statement to The Washington Post.
“It’s unacceptable that a political candidate, who is running for president, would refuse to debate and accept questions from the American people.”
Democrats are expected to rally around Clinton, who won the state of New York and has a substantial lead in the popular vote.
But some are also calling for the event to be moved to other states in the country, with some even suggesting it be moved from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to a nearby venue.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.