Billionaire business mogul and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump made a stop on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night and green-lighted a political event the world has been waiting on for quite some time now.
Trump was weighing in on the ongoing primary fight between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders when Jimmy Kimmel asked if he had ever met the Vermont senator.
“I've never really had the privilege,” the real estate mogul replied.
The host then inquired if the White House hopeful would be willing to debate Sanders before the California primary since Clinton has declined. Trump being Trump, immediately accepted the challenge — but for a price.
“You would do it for a price?” Kimmel asked incredulously, to which his guest replied, “Yes, because if I debated him, we would have such high ratings. If he would pay a nice sum for some charity, I would love to do that.”
Sanders took to social media right away with his response:
Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 26, 2016
#BernieTrumpDebate began trending shortly after and Twitterati seemed rather enthusiastic about the whole thing.
#BernieTrumpDebate will be probably the most exciting debate in this whole election.— Junior Angel (@LastAngel696) May 26, 2016
Truly a once in a lifetime moment for Americans.
If the #BernieTrumpDebate happens, it will make presidential election history and be the most watched thing on TV. I would pay to watch it.— Shazad Hamid (@ShazadHamid) May 26, 2016
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As of now, it is not clear if the debate will actually take place or if any charities would benefit from it. Although knowing Trump, one can only assume where the “charity money” would go.
What if #BernieTrumpDebate and in the midst of it Trump reveals Bernie2016 as his VP? ?? turn of events. Massive twist in U.S. politics.— Jeezus N Peach (@JeezusNPeach) May 26, 2016
WAIT #BernieTrumpDebate, Drumpf wants to sit at the grow up table with Bernie?!?! Oh boy, I can not wait.— Dos Cinco (@EricJR25) May 26, 2016
#BernieTrumpDebate - Is this seriously going to go down? Need to go grab a grill, burgers, buffalo wings, beer and send party invitations!— Michael Giannopoulos (@MK_Giannopoulos) May 26, 2016
Apart from issuing a challenge to Sanders, the business mogul also talked about his self-esteem and discussed the origins of the nicknames he uses for other politicians.
Bernie Sanders is set to appear on the late night show on Thursday.