Donald Trump wrote a letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker claiming full credit for the 4,000 percent increase in advertisement cost, explaining, “While I refuse to brag, and as you know very well, this tremendous increase in viewer interest and advertising is due 100% to ‘Donald J. Trump.'”
In the letter sent written Tuesday, Trump argued “you should view the second debate broadcast as a public service and not accept massive profits that this airing will generate. I believe that all profits from this broadcast should go to various VETERANS groups.”
Trump also explained his advertising credentials relating to his reality television show, saying, “You saw it on The Apprentice where it was virtually the easiest show to sell to advertisers on television, and at extraordinary rates.”
The second GOP debate will take place on September 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Ad rates for the debate have risen from $5,000 to $200,000.