Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE late Wednesday said that he is ready and willing to debate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren MORE (I-Vt.) for charity.

“Yes, I am,” he said on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "How much is he going to pay me? If he paid a nice sum toward a charity, I’d love to do that.

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“If I debated him, we would have such high ratings and I think I should take that money and give it to some worthy charity,” the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee added.

Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, later accepted Trump’s offer, even offering a potential battleground site.

Trump also said that a television network could foot the bill for such a debate, adding that the potential ratings would justify their expense.

“That could happen also,” he told Kimmel. "In fact, I’ve been saying that should happen anyways.

“When we did the Republican debates, Fox had 24 million people, the largest in the history of cable television,” Trump added. "CNN three weeks later had 23 million people, the largest in the history of CNN.

“I must say, I think I had a lot to do with that. I said, ‘Why aren’t we getting paid for this?' I’ve been saying this for a long time. Get paid, give the money to charity, pick good charities and give the money to charity."