Trump wanted $5m from FOX to appear at debate

2016-01-29 07:37
Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump. (Chuck Burton, AP)

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump. (Chuck Burton, AP)

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New York - Donald Trump says Fox News Channel apologized in their feud leading up to Thursday's presidential debate in Iowa, but he was still a no-show for the last scheduled forum before voters begin to make their voices heard.

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, in conversations with Trump, "acknowledged his concerns" about a statement the network had made in the days leading up to the debate, Fox said. But Fox said Trump had demanded a $5m contribution to his charities in order to appear, which the network rejected.

The network and presidential contender had been feuding since Trump demanded Megyn Kelly be removed as a debate moderator.

Trump was holding a competing event in Iowa that Fox rivals CNN and MSNBC were broadcasting.

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