Donald Trump Threatens to Boycott CNN Republican Debate

By Mark Joyella 

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Monday night he would consider boycotting CNN’s Dec. 15 GOP debate in Las Vegas unless the network makes a charitable donation of 5 million dollars.

“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 at a rally in Macon, Georgia, USA Today reports.

Trump, who told supporters CNN “doesn’t treat me properly,” noted that the last Republican debate set a ratings record for the network. In September, Trump wrote to CNN worldwide president Jeff Zucker asking that all proceeds from the first CNN debate go to veterans’ charities.