Bernie Sanders Had A Baller Response To Trump Saying He’d Debate Him
On Wednesday night, Donald Trump appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and the host asked him whether he’d consider debating Senator Bernie Sanders.
The New York billionairereplied,
If he paid a sum toward charity I would love to do that.
Always thirsty for more publicity, the former reality TV star added such a debate would generate “such high ratings.”
It appears Bernie is very enthusiastic about this idea. The Vermont senator responded with a tweet that quickly went viral.
Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 26, 2016
All of this comes not long after Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton declined to participate in a debate with Sanders prior to the California primary on June 7. This helps explain why Sanders is so open to debating Trump.
But it’s hard to say if this will actually happen. Trump has along record of making big statements without backing them up.
For example, it recently came to light Trump had not made good on a promise to donate $1 million to veterans’ causes, even though he said he would four months ago. Trump only took action to fulfill that pledge after he was caught in a lie by The Washington Post.
Trump says he gave $1 million to veterans, WaPo finds he did no such thing, Trump suddenly cuts a check. https://t.co/WGrg0GdbxC
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) May 24, 2016
Given Trump iswilling to make false claims about donating money to veterans, it’s hard not to be skeptical about him agreeing todebate Sanders.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) May 26, 2016
But, maybe if people continue to pressure him, Trump won’t be able to back down from the challenge. It would certainly be interesting to see the two New York natives duke it out. Let’s hope it actually happens.
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