Donald Trump Says He's Game for a Debate with Bernie Sanders — But There's a Twist

Donald Trump Says He's Game for a Debate with Bernie Sanders — But There's a Twist
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Yuuuge.

Late Wednesday night, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders seemingly agreed to debate one another — a meeting that might actually break the Internet.

The apparent agreement came after Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kimmel read a question submitted by Sanders himself, in which the Vermont senator asked whether Trump would fill in for Hillary Clinton in what was supposed to be a Democratic primary debate ahead of the June 7 California primary.

Read more: 3 Ways Bernie Sanders Can Sustain the Bern After His Campaign Ends

"Hillary Clinton backed out of an agreement to debate me in California before the June 7 primary, are you prepared to debate the major issues facing our largest state and the country before the California primary, yes or no?" read Sanders' question.

"Yes I am, how much is he going to pay me?" Trump said. "Because if I debated him, we would have such high ratings, and I think I should take that money and give it to some worthy charity."

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Sanders quickly seized on the response on Twitter, sparking the #BernieTrumpDebate hashtag.

As of Thursday morning, it was unclear whether the debate would actually take place.

And a report from CBS News said Trump was joking, and a debate will not happen.

Here's hoping.

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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