Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump's Offer to Debate
LOS ANGELES - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Friday on Donald Trump's on-again, off-again position on a debate:
"In recent days, Donald Trump has said he wants to debate, he doesn't want to debate, he wants to debate and, now, he doesn't want to debate.
"Given that there are several television networks prepared to carry this debate and donate funds to charity, I hope that he changes his mind once again and comes on board.
"There is a reason why in virtually every national and statewide poll I am defeating Donald Trump, sometimes by very large margins and almost always by far larger margins than Secretary Clinton. There is a reason for that reality and the American people should be able to see it up front in a good debate and a clash of ideas."
Bernie Sanders, Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump's Offer to Debate Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/317623