Donald Trump to CNN’s Jeff Zucker, Fox News’ Roger Ailes: You Should Pay Me Millions to Appear

“Honestly, I think they’d pay me,” GOP frontrunner says in Iowa campaign rally on Tuesday

Not only does Donald Trump want to become the 45th president — he wants to get paid all the way to the White House.

At a campaign speech in Iowa on Tuesday, the GOP frontrunner boasted about the record ratings the first Republican presidential debate brought in for Fox News and how it was “100 percent” because of him.

He then suggested he is “thinking about” charging CNN and Fox News for his appearance going forward.

He speculated aloud about making the request of CNN boss Jeff Zucker. “I should say to Jeff Zucker, a great guy, and say, ‘Jeff, I’m going to do the debate, but I want $10 million dollars for charity…otherwise I’m not going to the debate,” Trump said. “And honestly, I think they’d pay me.”

The real estate mogul wasn’t done yet, next pivoting to Roger Ailes-led Fox News — the network he’s spent the last 24 hours feuding with.

“Then we go to Roger Ailes, who’s a great guy at Fox, and say, ‘Roger, they did so great at CNN, you did so great at Fox, let’s make it 12 [million], 15 [million], 18 [million], all for charity. I’m thinking about it, I am thinking about it.”
He did not mention MSNBC, so maybe he’s giving a friendly discount to his friends at “Morning Joe.”
Fox News and CNN did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment regarding Trump’s proposal.


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