Friday, December 4, 2015

CNN Prez: We Won't Pay $5 Million to Trump for Debate

CNN’s president said the network won’t pay Donald Trump $5 million to participate in the next GOP primary debate on Dec. 15, reports The Hill.

 “We do not pay candidates to appear” on the network, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker told BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith at a Thursday event hosted by the Paley Center for Media.

"How about I tell CNN, who doesn't treat me properly ... I'm not gonna do the next debate, OK?" Trump asked the crowd on Monday

He continued, "I won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which goes to wounded warriors or goes to vets."

The next GOP debate, which will be hosted by CNN,  will take place on Dec. 15 in Las Vegas.


1 comment:

  1. CNN would lose way more than $5 million if Trump didn't show up, so it makes financial sense for CNN to pay up. The only thing is, that Trump never gave CNN that ultimatum, he was just mulling it over.