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Thu May 26, 2016, 07:36 PM

 

Who Would Host a Trump-Sanders Debate? ‘We Have Heard from Every Network’ (Bidding War)

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/who-would-host-a-trump-sanders-debate-we-have-heard-from-every-network/294579

It’s entirely unclear if Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders really plan on debating each other, but this much is certain: if they do, the news networks are lining up for the chance to host the show.

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said a Sanders-Trump face-off would be the political “event of the season,” and asked by Blitzer if, by chance, any news networks had expressed interest in hosting, Weaver said “we have heard from every network.”

The debate was floated by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night, who asked Trump about debating Sanders. “If he paid a sum toward charity I would love to do that,” Trump said. That was followed quickly by a tweet from Sanders saying “game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7th primary.”

Time magazine reports Trump was “just joking” about agreeing to the debate, while Weaver said he believed Trump had been serious and hoped he would not “chicken out.”

In a separate interview with MSNBC, Weaver said “back-channel conversations” were underway between the Sanders and Trump teams.

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Reply Who Would Host a Trump-Sanders Debate? ‘We Have Heard from Every Network’ (Bidding War) (Original post)
AntiBank May 2016 OP
oldandhappy May 2016 #1
AntiBank May 2016 #2
Arazi May 2016 #5
NCTraveler May 2016 #3
LisaM May 2016 #4
AntiBank May 2016 #6

Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2016, 07:43 PM

1. please please do not reward MSNBC

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #1)

Thu May 26, 2016, 07:47 PM

2. I think it will end up on CBS or ABC, prime time

 

Hope the women's charity is a good one, like breast cancer (has killed 3 in my family).

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Response to AntiBank (Reply #2)

Thu May 26, 2016, 07:51 PM

5. Breast cancer research, homeless female vets, PTSD, women's shelters and DV

So many desperate for $$. I can't denigrate any idea that will raise awareness and funnel urgently needed funds for women's issues

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2016, 07:47 PM

3. It would be a bit ironic...

 

If Sanders ended up being on stage with corporate logo's in the background.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #3)

Thu May 26, 2016, 07:48 PM

4. Ha ha. I thought so, too.

Doesn't doing a debate for money go against everything he says he is? (And that includes money raised for charity, because he has said that he is against private charities).

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Response to LisaM (Reply #4)

Thu May 26, 2016, 08:10 PM

6. he said that as Mayor of Burlington in 1981, now changed, in fact gave 4% of total income to them

 

Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014


http://elections.ap.org/content/sanders-gave-4-percent-income-charity-2014



WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday, revealing that he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his family's income to charitable causes.

Sanders and his wife, Jane, donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of about $205,000 that year, according to the couple's joint tax return. The share of his family's income that went to charity was about one-third the percentage of income that his primary opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gave to charitable groups.

The Sanders campaign released the return a day after a heated Democratic presidential debate in New York in which Sanders pledged to release the single return but hesitated to say when he would release additional years of his taxes.

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