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Fri May 27, 2016, 03:30 PM

Tech Company: We Will Put Up $10 Million For Bernie-Trump Debate

WASHINGTON — A technology investment company has offered to put up the $10 million for charity that Donald Trump said on Thursday would be needed to hold a debate with Bernie Sanders.

Trump told late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week that he would participate in a debate with Sanders.

After Sanders agreed to do so, Trump, on Thursday, said $10 million would need to go to charity for him to actually participate in the debate.

“Yesterday, Mr Trump asked for a $10 [million] donation to charity in order to accept Mr Sanders’ challenge to debate him,” Richie Hecker, chairman and CEO of Traction and Scale, told BuzzFeed News in a statement. “We are willing to offer that $10 [million] donation in return for the opportunity to host the debate.”


The proposal is unusual because neither party has formally chosen its nominee, and because Sanders is extremely unlikely to be the Democratic Party nominee given that Hillary Clinton has significantly more pledged delegates than Sanders and the overwhelming number of unpledged delegates have said they will back her at the convention.


https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/tech-company-we-will-put-up-10-million-for-bernie-trump-deba?utm_term=.obnBrLq8W#.ppqaA98xJ

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Reply Tech Company: We Will Put Up $10 Million For Bernie-Trump Debate (Original post)
leftcoastmountains May 2016 OP
cali May 2016 #1
BillZBubb May 2016 #6
itsrobert May 2016 #2
thesquanderer May 2016 #3
itsrobert May 2016 #4
oberliner May 2016 #5

Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 03:32 PM

1. What a fucking circus.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Fri May 27, 2016, 03:42 PM

6. Why do you say that? I think it's great. I hope the debate happens.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 03:33 PM

2. the quote says "a $10 donation"

"$10 donation" is twice in quote.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #2)

Fri May 27, 2016, 03:35 PM

3. The original at the link uses brackets.

DU strips out stuff in brackets, interpreting it as HTML.

(and the bracketed text was probably used in lieu of a bunch of zeroes.)

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #3)

Fri May 27, 2016, 03:37 PM

4. I see that now.

n/t

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 03:42 PM

5. Which charity?

 

Does Trump get to choose?

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