Press Release

Sanders Prepared to Accept Network Debate Proposal

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, issued the following statement Friday on television network proposals to host a debate with Donald Trump:

“Our campaign and the Trump campaign have received two offers by broadcast television networks to host the Sanders-Trump debate that we suggested. Both offers include a major contribution to charity.

“We are prepared to accept one of those offers and look forward to working with the Trump campaign to develop a time, place and format that is mutually agreeable. Given that the California primary is on June 7, it is imperative that this all comes together as soon as possible. We look forward to a substantive debate that will contrast the very different visions that Sen. Sanders and Mr. Trump have for the future of our country.