Donald Trump wants $5 million for a debate appearance. That’s ridiculous.
The Washington Post - 12/01/2015
For starters, “there is absolutely no precedent for this,” said Alan Schroeder, a journalism professor at Northeastern University and the author of a 2008book about presidential debates, which he is currently updating during a sabbatical. “One of the things about debates that’s a positive is they’ve always been separate from the whole financial aspect of campaigning. This is extortion. I hope CNN calls his bluff.”