After saying he would love to debate Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders and wanting the money from what would almost certainly be a very highly-related event to go to charity, Republican candidate Donald Trump has backed out of the upcoming face-off.
The debate had been planned to occur before the June 7 primary in California and not include Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.
But according to the Politico, Trump released a statement saying it would be "inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher."
He reiterated earlier comments he made about the Democrat nominating system being unfairly rigged against Bernie. He also alluded to the TV networks not agreeing to his stipulation that $10 to $15 million of the money earned by the event be given to charities that help women with health issues.
Trump said, "Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders — and it would be an easy payday — I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be."
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