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Late Night Tackles 2016

Donald Trump says Bernie Sanders 'would be easier to beat,' agrees to debate him

On Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing primary fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. "Well, I actually think Bernie would be easier to beat, even though he shows up a little bit better in the polls," Trump told Kimmel, though he acknowledged "I may be wrong." But Sanders has gotten a raw deal, Trump argued. "The system is rigged" in both parties, Trump contended, but he won by such large margins it did not matter. "I think it's very unfair what's happening with Bernie, actually," he added.

Kimmel asked Trump if he'd ever met Sanders. "I've never really had the privilege," Trump said. So Kimmel passed on a question from Sanders, who will be on Kimmel Live Thursday night: Is Trump willing to debate him before the California primary, since Clinton won't? "Yes, I am — how much is he going to pay me?" Trump said. "You would do it for a price?" Kimmel asked. "Yes, because if I debated him, we would have such high ratings," Trump said. "If he would pay a nice sum for some charity, I would love to do that." Watch below. Peter Weber