After over a week of silence, Republican Nominee Donald Trump has responded to demands that he debate Bernie Sanders. While the business tycoon had initially been against the idea, he has since stated that he could be pursued by a good enough argument.
“I’m not committing to actually debating the guy, not right now anyway” explained Trump, “but I’m open to the possibility to doing it, and since (Bernie Sanders) is so passionate about it, I’m willing to argue with the guy about wether or not we should.”
He clarified, “So yea, I’m completely down for debating with him about the possibility of debating him. I really am.”
Sanders quickly responded on his social media, saying “it’s on Trump. I eagerly wait your challenge, and even more eagerly await the results to know if you will be accepting my actual challenge.”
The debate will take place June 12th in California, and will be restricted to topics regarding whether or not Donald Trump should debate Bernie Sanders. Sanders is expected to take a pro-debate stance on the debate topic, while Trump will presumably maintain his position against debating the Senator.
“You can never tell with Trump though” said political journalist Holly Williams. “He may use the hour to argue with Sanders over his reasons for not arguing with Bernie Sanders in a first time debate”
While many media outlets are showing excitement for the presumable pre-clash-clash, others view this as a desperate plead for attention from Bernie Sanders.
“He’s only trying to ride on the Trump bandwagon, in order to potentially ride on the trump bandwagon, by agreeing to this presumed first step to agreeing to a debate” said political correspondent Michelle Rosenberg. “Frankly this is a classic example of theoretically selling out.”
The exact date of this pre-debate debate has not been finalized, and is expected to be argued by the two men in an open town hall meeting, scheduled for this Sunday.