USA Today is reporting that Donald Trump may demand $5 million from CNN or he, suggests, he will refuse to participate in the next debate if CNN doesn't give him the money.
Trump says CNN hasn’t treated him properly even though his celebrity has been responsible for increased viewership on the network.
“How about I tell CNN that I’m not gonna do the next debate?” Trump asked a campaign stop in Macon, Georgia. "I won’t do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which money goes to the Wounded Warriors or to vets,” Trump said, following a segue into how people who are “really, really, really smart like I am,” don’t need teleprompters.
Trump was particularly stung by what he felt was unfair CNN coverage of his closed-door meeting with black ministers on Monday.
CNN is scheduled to host the next GOP primary debate on Tuesday, December 15.
(ht Michael Edelstein)