Though their platforms fall on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have had some similarities in their respective political campaigns. Both started out as relative “outsiders” (Trump has no political experience, while Sanders has spent most of his career unaffiliated with either the Democratic or Republican Party), but where Trump overcame his hurdles to become the presumptive Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton’s lead over Sanders looks increasingly insurmountable, especially thanks to the Democratic Party’s confusing system of “superdelegates.” During a Wednesday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Trump expressed sympathy for Sanders.
“The system is rigged against him, just like it was rigged against me,” Trump said. “If I didn’t win by massive landslides every state, there was no chance I could’ve won. He’s sort of having the same thing, except she’s got a different kind of deal. She’s got superdelegates who’ll just hand it to her. Nobody understands it, but it’s an unfair system.”
Kimmel is scheduled to have Sanders on his show Thursday night, so he asked if Trump would theoretically be willing to debate the senator from Vermont. Trump first asked how much he would get paid for the event, but eventually said he might consider doing it for charity.
“If I debated him, we would have such high ratings, and I think I should take that money and give to some worthy charity,” Trump said. “If we paid a nice sum toward a charity, I would love to do that.”
Elsewhere in their interview, Kimmel brought up the allegations that Trump had once faked an interview with People magazine by pretending to be his own publicist, John Miller. Trump shrugged off the claim.
“To me, that didn’t sound like my voice,” Trump said.