After Trump gave a half-joking sort of non-answer to Bernie Sanders’ request to debate during Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week, Trump has finally clarified his answer that “if [Bernie] paid a nice sum for a charity, I would love to [debate]!” The clarification being that Trump, in fact, meant “no.”
Trump says he WILL NOT debate Bernie: " it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher" pic.twitter.com/EhUgIx2Nt5— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 27, 2016
Of course, Donald Trump never actually had any intention of debating Bernie Sanders, despite his apparent newfound love of “women’s health issues” and the charities that support them.
Still, this all must be very upsetting for Bernie Sanders, who had even tweeted about how much he was looking forward to the event.
Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 26, 2016
If I had to compare this situation to one scene in a late-90s Drew Barrymore movie, it would be this scene from 1999's Never Been Kissed:
Don’t give up on love yet, Bernie. You’ll get your kiss.