Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to bash CNN’s debate coverage and GOP rival former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a day after the network’s Tuesday night debate.
The real estate mogul appeared at his first campaign rally in Mesa, Ariz., since the last GOP debate of 2015, again suggesting he may not attend the next debate.
“I’ll bet you they get big ratings,” Trump said at Wednesday’s rally about CNN. “I think next time I won’t do it,” adding “just to see it tank.”
Earlier this month, Trump had proposed only appearing at the debate if CNN paid him $5 million, which, he said, he would donate to wounded veterans. After CNN's president said the network would not pay, Trump reluctantly agreed to participate.
At the rally, Trump contended that “last cycle, no network even wanted the debates” and that the debates used to be considered a “wasteland.”
CNN reported 18 million viewers watched Tuesday’s debate, the network’s third-most viewed debate this cycle. But Trump said he doesn’t benefit from the high ratings. “You know what I get out of it?” Trump said Wednesday. “Nothing.”
It was a useless debate, absolutely nothing of substance was stated by anyone so you didn't miss anything. It was a waste of 2 hours of my life, the questions were moronic as were the answers which didn't even come close to answering the questions.
You could've watched it on CNN streaming of the debate on your computer.
Donald Trump needs to contact the top 4 (he being one of them for a total of 4) candidates and ask them if they would be interested in setting up their own debate in Jan. 2016. He could set it up with News Max TV, RT TV, Glenn Beck TV (Yes he would jump on it like stink on crap) Alex Jones TV and C SPAN Network..... Require each network to donate to all Veterans injured during the last wars starting with Iraq..... This would be easy and each network would jump on it. The RNC would not control over it and neither would the candidates. Questions would be asked by : Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Matt Drudge. Questions to be on the basis of: The United States has a problem of this ___________ and if you consider this a problem what are you, as President, going to do about? None of this "You said this about that" type questions. None of "So and so said this about you " type questions. The "WE THE PEOPLE" are tired of the chicken scratching between candidates and only want to hear if you also think there is a problem, what the hell are you going to do about it????..... This would blow the major networks off the map and deal the major political parties "ELITES" a hell of a blow to their face. This type of debate could be sit up once a month till one major candidate comes to the front. There should be "NO AREAS" listed as off limits or too controversial to be asked questions on, being that a question is ask of all candidates at the same time and each is allowed 2 minutes to answer. Each answering the same question establishes what you think of each candidate.
Where are not Mr. Trump will do this is beyond me. I have no way of sending anything direct to him...... This is just a thought....... But right now I feel that the RNC is going to try and keep as many people as possible on the ballots so that they can screw over "WE THE PEOPLE" and pick their own fair haired boy for the biggie..... The idea above might stop it....
RD.......excellent, excellent, ECELLENT ideas. We need to get this to Trump ASAP. E-mails don't cut it....send to USPS .........
Chairman, President and CEO
c/o The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Excellent idea, RD!
is a wonderful idea
TRUMP COULD DO HIS REPLIES AFTER THE DEBATE FROM OAN.
If he did that maybe he shouldn't run for prez. after all....He should be able to take a little "heat"
I like Trump but these petty games he insists on playing are just stupid.