Posted on 01/10/2020 at 09:42 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may remember how novelist Don Winslow challenged Donald Trump to a debate last February.

Winslow has just made another public political offer, joined by fellow writer Stephen King: If the White House press secretary holds a briefing, they’ll donate $225,000 to charity.

It’s been over three hundred days since such a thing occurred, dating back to current press secretary Stephanie Grisham’s predecessor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, according to The Hill.

Winslow, author of The Force and The Border, made his offer to give $75,000 in Trump’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital on Wednesday via Twitter.

King upped the ante, offering $150,000.

Last fall, Grisham had that the decision on whether to hold briefings was ultimately up to Trump.

As for the current offer? The Hill reports that CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Grisham about it, and she criticized the writers, saying, “If you have $200,000 to play with, why not just help children because it’s a good thing to do?” 

The initial challenge requested that the briefing take place this week, so stay tuned.

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