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    Trump May Nix Debate Unless CNN Donates

    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a Trump for President campaign rally in Macon, Georgia November 30, 2015.

    Christopher Aluka Berry/Reuters

    On Monday evening, Donald Trump floated the idea of skipping the next Republican presidential debate unless CNN pays him $5 million. Speaking at a rally in Macon, Georgia, Trump proposed a boycott of the Dec. 15 debate because CNN "doesn't treat me properly" and he felt he was responsible for the network's high ratings during the debate it hosted in September. After proposing the idea to the crowd, Trump continued, "I won’t do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which money goes to the Wounded Warriors or to vets." The real estate mogul then added that people who are "really, really, really smart like I am," don’t need teleprompters.

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