"It seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher," Trump said in a statement, referring to Sanders' likely loss to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
--found it on the Week
full news release:
- MAY 27, 2016 -
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON DEBATING BERNIE SANDERS
Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders - and it would be an easy payday - I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be.
**1st use of "rump" and "assumption" tags