Trump Demands $5M From CNN to Participate in Next Republican Debate

Trump says he should get a cut for delivering high ratings to the network

Donald Trump said he may demand CNN pay him to be in next presidential debate.

At a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, Mr. Trump said he pulls in such big ratings that he deserves $5 million from CNN
“I won’t do the debate unless they pay me 5 million dollars,” said the real-estate tycoon worth billions.
Mr. Trump told his audience at the rally that the network was treating him unfairly, over its coverage of his meeting with black pastors earlier in the day. He then queried them whether the network should pay him because the ratings spikes, for which he has frequently taken credit, lets the networks charge more for advertising.

Mr. Trump, who frequently speaks off the cuff, then said he didn’t know whether “I wanna take the chance.”