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Don't laugh: a Trump-Sanders debate could happen

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>> I'd love to debate Bernie, he's a dream.>> Could it really happen? The billionaire taking on the socialist in primetime? After proposing the faceoff to Late Night's Jimmy Kimmel, Sanders would certainly like to think so. And Trump far from ruling it out, pushing it Thursday from far-fetched to we'll see.
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>> I think it would get very high ratings. It should be in a big arena somewhere. And we can have a lot of fun with it.>> Sanders tweeting back, let's do it in the biggest stadium possible. Reporter, Andy Solomon.>> For Bernie Sanders, he's been animated by two things over the course of this whole campaign.
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One being income and equality, two, being that's billionaires have too much influence over our political process. So for him, here's a chance to confront the billionaire who is influencing the political process, directly live on national television. This is great for him.>> There's the minor matter of coming up with 10 to $15 million for charity to get Trump on board.
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For Trump, obviously, debating a democratic socialist like Bernie Sanders would allow him to soak up a lot of attention, have some fun, and probably score some points against Hillary Clinton while he's at it.>> The debate before June 7 would give Sanders millions in free airtime in his battle with Hilary Clinton for California.
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>> It's yet another way in which Bernie Sanders isn't doing what he's suppose to do, which is going quietly to the side and consolidating party support behind the likely nominee.>> But in another scenario, what if Bernie did well against Trump? Clinton became the nominee and then picks Sanders as her running mate.
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Then Clinton herself would profit from the oddball debate without lifting a finger.