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(3,017 posts)
Fri May 27, 2016, 09:14 AM May 2016

A Trump versus Bernie debate isn't going to happen unless Bernie is the nominee

I watched Trump blathering about it for a few minutes to the press yesterday. This is his latest gambit to talk about what huge ratings he draws and how a network should donate all of its advertising revenue from debates he appears in to charity. He pulled this stunt 3 or 4 times prior to Republican debates, threatening not to appear unless the network hosting agreed to make a multi-million donation to some charity of his choosing. He sent letters to executives at Time Warner and Fox and they didn't even respond.

This is yet another publicity stunt by Trump designed to get more free media attention.

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A Trump versus Bernie debate isn't going to happen unless Bernie is the nominee (Original Post) BernieforPres2016 May 2016 OP
The Young Turks called Trump's bluff. SamKnause May 2016 #1
And ABC, Fox, and MSNBC ThirdWayToTheHighway May 2016 #2
I thought he would chicken out, once he realized that Bernie would mash him lagomorph777 May 2016 #3
Agreed! Silver_Witch May 2016 #4
And it wouldn't happen if Hillary ThirdWayToTheHighway May 2016 #5


(12,965 posts)
1. The Young Turks called Trump's bluff.
Fri May 27, 2016, 09:21 AM
May 2016

They are willing to put up 1 million dollars for a Trump/Bernie debate.

2. And ABC, Fox, and MSNBC
Fri May 27, 2016, 09:25 AM
May 2016

Have all expressed interest despite that stipulation. They stand to profit a lot more than $10 million.



(1,820 posts)
4. Agreed!
Fri May 27, 2016, 09:30 AM
May 2016

I would be very disappointed if Bernie agreed to such a debate prior to the primaries being over! It serves no one to give Trump more free media attention.

The news has become reality TV at its very worst. I weep!

5. And it wouldn't happen if Hillary
Fri May 27, 2016, 10:06 AM
May 2016

Had the integrity to debate Bernie as they had agreed, but in light of the emails and national polling she wants to stay out of the limelight.

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