Chuck Todd: Trump-Sanders Debate ‘Total Loser’ for Hillary, Dems Would Pressure Sanders to Pull Out

Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Chuck Tood, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” speculated on the possibility of a debate between presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

On that possibility, Todd suggested ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel as the moderator, since the idea was first floated on Kimmel’s program.

“We’ll see. I want Jimmy Kimmel to moderate it,” Todd said. “Jimmy Kimmel has to be the moderator, period.”

Todd added that if such a think were a scheduled, he suspected Democrats would pressure Sanders to bow out because it would be a win for Trump, but a “total loser” for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“Strategically, I don’t understand why Trump isn’t like even going gangbusters, saying, ‘Let’s do it. I’ll find the event. I’ll do it because it is win-win for him. It is potentially a good thing for Sanders. But it is a total loser for Hillary Clinton.  I think the pressure that would come on Sanders if this thing would come to fruition – the pressure Democrats would put on Sanders to pull out would be great.”

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