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Trump wants $5 million from CNN for THIS charity, or may be no-show for next Republican debate

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Monday night that he may not attend the next debate — scheduled for December 15 — unless the host network CNN pays him $5 million.

But the money would go to charity.

Speaking at a rally in Macon, Georgia, the real estate developer remarked that because of him “CNN had 23 million people [watching], it was the biggest show in the history of CNN.”

That’s when he made the proposal.

“How about we do this with CNN,” he said at about the 3:20 mark. “I won’t do the debate unless they pay me $5 million. All of which money goes to the wounded warriors and the veterans. Seriously! I would love to do it.”

Watch the video, via Real Clear Politics.

While CNBC called Trump’s proposal “a ransom,” The Hill referred to it as a demand.

The New Republic called it a threat.

Time called it a proposition.

And conservative columnist Tammy Bruce thought it a good idea.

We’ll find out just what it is sometime within the next two weeks.


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