MACON, Ga. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he should charge CNN for appearing in the network's upcoming GOP primary debate.

Trump bragged to about 5,000 backers at a rally Monday in Georgia that he's a ratings draw that networks have used to make money in previous debates.

He suggests he would demand that CNN pay him $5 million for him to appear in the next debate, scheduled for Dec. 15 in Las Vegas. Trump says he'd give the money to programs that helped veterans.

Trump flew to Georgia after meeting with dozens of black pastors in his Manhattan offices. Some of the pastors say they wanted to challenge Trump about his racially charged rhetoric.

Trump told his nearly all-white audience in Georgia that the meeting was "inspiring."

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