This is an interesting turn of events. Trump just made Hillary look like the biggest coward. Who do you think this is going to win this debate?
Bernie Sanders says he’s ready to debate Donald Trump if the billionaire is serious about it.
‘Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary,’ Sanders tweeted early Thursday morning.
Trump made the offer Wednesday evening on Jimmy Kimmel,
‘If I debated him, we would have such high ratings,’ said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. ‘And I think I should give, take that money and give it to some worthy charity. Okay?’
Sanders said after the show that he’d do it.
The U.S. senator had been hoping for another debate against Hillary Clinton before the California Democratic primary, but her campaign said Monday she wasn’t interested.
Sanders is behind Clinton in votes and pledged delegates. He must win seven in 10 Democratic voters in California to elbow Clinton out of the race.
Trump told Kimmel on Wednesday that he’d welcome Sanders as his opponent in the general because he believes he’d be easier to beat than Clinton.
And he said he would be happy to debate Sanders in California, the last big primary battleground state before the party conventions.
A reporter covering Trump for CBS News said Thursday morning that Republican was not serious about the debating Sanders, though.
In the lengthy interview on the talk show Trump commiserated with Sanders over the ‘rigged’ electoral system.
‘What I like about Bernie, when he loses [it’s] because the system is rigged against him like it was against me. The system is rigged.’
‘And if I didn’t win by massive landslides in every state, there was no chance for me to win. He’s having the same thing, except she has a different kind of deal with superdelegates.’
Trump said, ‘I think it’s unfair what’s happening to Bernie Sanders, actually,’ he said. ‘And it’s a system that’s not a good system.’
Sanders could catch up to Clinton in pledged delegates by winning California. A majority of the superdelegates – the party officials and electeds who also get to vote at the convention – are backing Clinton, however.
Because of that, she’s less than 100 delegates away from winning the nomination and is readying herself for November.
As part of her pivot Clinton has stopped talking about Sanders on the trail. It’s Trump she has her eye on now.