Trump tells Zucker: Give the money to the vets

(Prezography photo)

(Prezography photo)

By Bob Eschliman


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a message for CNN boss Jeff Zucker: give the proceeds from the upcoming GOP presidential debate to veterans.

In a letter written to Zucker, Trump (as usual) takes the credit for a 4,000-percent increase in advertising rates for the time slot in which the debates will take place. CLICK HERE to see the letter. Zucker, the former head of NBC-Universal, has a history with The Donald, which the latter addresses before getting to his main point.

“I am self-funding my campaign — I do not want money from lobbyists, donors or special interest groups,” he wrote. “Likewise, you should view the second debate broadcast as a public service and not accept the massive profits that this airing will generate. I believe that all profits from this broadcast should go to various VETERANS groups, a list of which I will send to you in the near future.”

Trump went on to praise U.S. military veterans, and to discuss his involvement in other efforts to commemorate their service. He told Zucker he hopes to hear CNN’s decision soon.