Trump: I should charge CNN for next debate appearance

2015-12-01 07:32
Donald Trump at the CNN Republican presidential debate. (Mark J Terrill, AP)

Donald Trump at the CNN Republican presidential debate. (Mark J Terrill, AP)

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Macon - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he should charge CNN for appearing in the network's upcoming Republican primary debate.

Trump bragged to about 5 000 backers at a rally on Monday in Georgia that he's a ratings draw that networks have used to make money in previous debates.

He suggests he would demand that CNN pay him $5m for him to appear in the next debate, scheduled for December 15 in Las Vegas. Trump says he'd give the money to programmes that helped veterans.

Trump flew to Georgia after meeting with dozens of black pastors in his Manhattan offices. Some of the pastors say they wanted to challenge Trump about his racially charged rhetoric.

Trump told his nearly all-white audience in Georgia that the meeting was "inspiring".

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