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Sanders offers preview of debate with Trump

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 01:25

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders offered a preview of a debate with Republican Donald Trump saying, he would ask him why insults Mexican, Latinos, Muslims and Women. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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--VIDEO AND AUDIO AS INCOMING-- ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders offered a preview of issues he would raise in a presidential debate with Donald Trump, saying, he would ask him why he thinks it is appropriate to be insulting, "Mexican and Latinos, and "Muslims and Women." Trump and Sanders on Thursday explored staging an unconventional U.S. presidential debate in California that would sideline Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The two men -- a billionaire and a democratic socialist -- expressed interest in a televised encounter between them even though Republican and Democratic presidential candidates traditionally do not debate each other until the parties have selected their nominees. "I'd love to debate Bernie," Trump told reporters in North Dakota, after he secured enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. "I think it would get very high ratings. It would be in a big arena." Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email that there were no formal plans yet for such an event. But Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told CNN that there had been "a few discussions" between the campaigns about the details. "We hope that he will not chicken out," Weaver said. "We hope Donald Trump has the courage to get on stage now that he said he would." Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, is running far behind Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election. But a nationally televised debate with the presumptive Republican nominee would be a big boost to his chances in the California primary on June 7, when Clinton is likely to win the nomination. Trump said a debate with Sanders could raise up to $15 million for charity.

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Sanders offers preview of debate with Trump

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 01:25