A much hyped, highly anticipated face-off between the two most fringe candidates of the 2016 US election will not take place after all.
After a day of deliberation and scouting bids, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump announced Friday he would not be debating runner-up Democrat contender Bernie Sanders, saying instead he looked forward to debating whoever wins the party’s nomination.
An official declaration on the businessman’s campaign website decries the “rigged” Democratic nomination process and manages to refer to the Democrat frontrunner as “Crooked Hillary” twice:
Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. 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.