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. And the billionaire businessman is reopening negotiations over whether he will lend his star power to the debate the network is hosting Dec. 15.
"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, following a segue into how people who are "really, really, really smart like I am," don't need teleprompters.
Apparently Trump was a little pissy about the CNN reporting concerning that meeting he had with the black pastors.
What a big orange crybaby.
I hope he boycotts the debate and lets the actual, serious candidates discuss the issues.
Of course that means that Ted Cruz and Ben Carson have to stay home as well.