Trump Threatens to Boycott Next Debate Unless CNN Donates $5M
Donald Trump proposed demanding $5 million from CNN in order for him to participate in the next Republican presidential debate during a rally in Macon, Ga. on Monday.
Trump felt the payment — which he promised to donate to “Wounded Warriors or the vets” — was in order because CNN “doesn’t treat me properly” and because he felt he was responsible for the high ratings CNN got during the GOP debate it hosted in September.
“CNN had 23 million people. It was the biggest show in the history of CNN,” Trump said…
“How about I tell CNN that I’m not gonna do the next debate?” Trump asked the crowd.
“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…
Trump predicted the television pundits will call him “chicken” if he carries out his threat