‘Game On’: Bernie Sanders Ready to Debate Donald Trump in California
By Nadia Prupis / Common Dreams
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have seemingly agreed to a one-on-one debate ahead of California’s primary on June 7—or, as Politico puts it, “the debate the world has been waiting for.”
Appearing on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday night, Trump said he would debate Sanders if the proceeds from the event went to charity.
“If I debated him it would have such high ratings,” the presumptive Republican nominee said.
Minutes later, Sanders tweeted, “Game on.”
“I look forward to debating Trump in California before the June 7 primary,” he wrote.
Sanders’ campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs added Thursday that the Vermont senator “thinks a debate is very important to California voters.” The news comes shortly after Sanders’ Democratic rival Hillary Clinton reneged on a promise to debate him again ahead of the state’s primary, which Sanders called an “insult” to voters there.
As of Thursday morning, no formal debate between Trump and Sanders had been arranged. However, Politico notes that Sanders is scheduled to appear on Kimmel’s show Thursday night.Wait, before you go…
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