U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeats his call for a debate with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, in what would be an unconventional debate that would sideline Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a crowd of supporters on Saturday (May 28) that he hopes the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, will 'change his mind' about agreeing to a debate. Sanders was speaking in Santa Barbara, California as the state gets ready for its nominating contest on June 7, when his rival Hillary Clinton is likely to clinch the nomination. Late last week, Trump and Sanders explored staging an unconventional debate that would sideline Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and create a television spectacle that could attract huge ratings. The two men - a billionaire and a democratic socialist - expressed interest in a one-on-one encounter in California even though Republican and Democratic presidential candidates traditionally do not debate each other until the parties have selected their nominees.