“Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders on Thursday explored staging an unconventional U.S. presidential debate that would sideline Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and create a television spectacle that could attract huge ratings,” reports Reuters.
Asked about a possible Trump-Sanders debate by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer yesterday, Clinton said she doubted it would happen.
Says the Reuters story, “The idea was hatched during an appearance by Trump on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ late on Wednesday. Kimmel said he asked Trump about the debate at the suggestion of Sanders.
“‘Game on,’ Sanders tweeted. ‘I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.’
“Sanders himself appeared on Thursday night on [Kimmel’s] talk show, where he said Kimmel made it possible for a ‘very interesting debate’ between ‘two guys who look at the world very, very differently.’”
Trump has said for the debate to happen that $10 million to $15 million would have to be paid to some charity or charities that would benefit women.
Given that the debate would likely draw big ratings, Trump suggested that the money be paid by a TV outlet that would televise the debate.