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  • Trump Tells CNN to Donate Debate Profits to Vets

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is challenging left-wing cable news network CNN to donate the ad revenue from next week’s GOP presidential debate to veterans groups.

    “I believe that all profits from this broadcast should go to various VETERANS groups,” Trump wrote. “The veterans of our country, our finest people, have been treated horribly by the government and it’s ‘all talk and no action’ politicians.”

    A letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker-

    Posted by Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Trump publicly released the letter addressed to CNN CEO Jeff Zucker via his Twitter account on Wednesday morning.

    Trump noted that he is self-funding his presidential campaign and that CNN should view their role in the political contest with similar benevolence. Trump asked that Zucker treat the debate as “a public service” from which CNN should “not accept the massive profits that this airing will generate.”

    Trump bragged about what his presence in the race has means for the network and noted that CNN’s increase in ad rates are due to his celebrity and mass appeal.

    The first GOP debate drew an unexpectedly large viewing audience of nearly 24 million – a statistic that Trump placed emphasized in his letter to CNN arguing for their donation.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and

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