January 29, 2016

Fox News says Trump sought $5 million to appear in debate

Bribe - Money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust - Merriam Webster Dictionary

Chicago Tribune -  Fox News Channel accused Donald Trump of asking the network for a $5 million donation as a "quid pro quo" in return for Trump's promise to appear in Thursday night's Republican debate, as an extraordinary feud between the right's best-known media platform and the Republican party's presidential front-runner overshadowed the last debate before the Iowa caucuses.

"Roger Ailes had three brief conversations with Donald Trump on Thursday about possibly appearing at the debate - there were not multiple calls placed by Ailes to Trump," Fox News said in a statement released to the media.

"In the course of those conversations, we acknowledged his concerns about a satirical observation we made in order to quell the attacks on Megyn Kelly, and prevent her from being smeared any further. Furthermore, Trump offered to appear at the debate upon the condition that Fox News contribute $5 million to his charities. We explained that was not possible and we could not engage in a quid pro quo, nor could any money change hands for any reason.


Albert Krauss said...

This is getting extremely tiresome. I hope the entire nation discovers the boredom following on all this endless Trump noise and gossip. He's an empty shell full of anger as substitute for missing content.

Sylvia Valls said...

"An empty shell full of anger as substitute for missing content" -- so perfectly described!

Anonymous said...

I feel any candidate that intentionally misses a debate should be permanently barred from becoming president.