May 26, 2016—Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was challenged by Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders to a debate, as the front-runner Hillary Clinton has denied Sanders the opportunity to face off before the June 7 primary in California.
“If I debated him, we would have such high ratings,” Trump said, answering Kimmel, who read Sanders’s debate challenge. “And I think I should give, take that money and give it to some worthy charity, OK?”
With that condition, Sanders tweeted out that he was ready.
“Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary,” the Vermont senator wrote.
Sanders will appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, so maybe by then more details will have been arranged.
There is currently no time, place, or network confirmed, but here are five charitable causes to which Trump and Sanders may consider donating the proceeds:
Victims and family members impacted by the Iraq War
Some estimates have it that over a million Iraqis died from the US invasion and occupation and its rippling consequences. Call it 400,000 to be conservative. Millions fleed as refugees. The war cost amounts to trillions of dollars when considering the long-term care for the thousands of veterans and their families who were injured or lost loved ones. Clinton, long before she became a US senator, supported regime change in Iraq.
Victims and family members impacted by the Libyan civil war
Aside from the tens of thousands of deaths and casualties, hundreds of thousands of Libyans were also made refugees, all so that Clinton could have her moment in the warfare sun. “We came, we saw, he died,” she cackled, following the news that former US ally Muammar Gaddafi had been assassinated, all at the cost of $1 billion to the US taxpayer.
Victims and family members impacted by the Syrian civil war
A quarter of a million Syrians are dead and half the population is displaced following an insurgency backed by the US and its Sunni gulf allies. Millions are refugees. Syria is hardly recognizable from where it was before Clinton took the State Department reins.
Victims and family members impacted by the Yemeni civil war
Some of the recovered “lost” Clinton emails showed her minions ecstatically welcoming the news of US weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia, such as the F-15 fighter jet which has been responsible for much of the 6,000 deaths and 27,000 wound injuries in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, where ten million lack food and even more lack clean water, thanks to a US-Saudi siege on foreign imports. Clinton’s top political-military assistant secretary, Andrew J. Shapiro, said her “top priority” was arms shipments to Saudi Arabia in a 2010 memo.
Victims and family members impacted by the Ukraine coup
Clinton’s State Department was eager to see “Yats” replace a Russia-friendly democratically elected Ukranian government, so much so, that it helped foment a neo-Nazi uprising that left some 8,000 dead and 18,000 wounded after several cities were destroyed.
Maybe the Clinton Foundation could put up the money for the debate?