Donald Trump agreed to debate Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, then he backed down, then his campaign agreed to debate him “at any point.” And then he declined. Whistleblower Edward Snowden noticed this, too, and took to his Twitter account to mock the billionaire candidate for backing down.
“Who would have imagined Donald Trump’s greatest fear was an economic debate?” Snowden tweeted on Saturday. That tweet circulated quickly by being retweeted 5,350 times and ‘liked’ 9,422 times.
Who would have imagined Donald Trump's greatest fear was an economic debate?
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 28, 2016
Bernie Sanders on Friday asked, “What are you afraid of?” after the presumptive GOP presidential candidate said he would not debate Sanders.
Both Trump and Sanders said they wanted the debate to happen, but it appears that the GOP front-runner is afraid to debate the democratic candidate after calling the debate off at least twice.
Trump initially told Jimmy Kimmel that he would debate Sanders for charity and the stakes were high. For example, a technology investment company offered to put up the $10 million for charity that Donald Trump said last Thursday would be needed to hold a debate with Bernie Sanders.
Trump changed his mind again.
Trump reiterated his claim that “the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged” and said that “Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win,” he added, referring to the DNC party chair.
However, Clinton does not have enough delegates to win at this point, but she’s close to securing the nomination.
Trump changed his mind several times within just a couple of days.
During a press conference in North Dakota on Thursday, when Trump was asked about the debate, he said “I’d love to debate Bernie,” adding that he would do it for $10 million that would be donated to charity.
That money from the event should be raised “for maybe women’s health issues or something,” Trump said.
That money was offered and then some, yet Trump backed out.
“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,” Trump said in a statement.
Trump, who has now secured enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, said that “now that I am the presumptive nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher,” he said in a statement released today. Both Trump and Sanders said they wanted the debate to happen.
It appears that Snowden isn’t a fan of Hillary Clinton’s. He retweeted from the Intercept a link to an article asking, “How much money did Goldman Sachs CEO invest in @HillaryClinton’s son-in-law’s hedge fund?”
Love Snowden or hate him, his rhetorical question is legit especially in light of revelations that Trump’s presidential campaign is broke. Trump has lied about his own finances yet he thinks he can lead this country to prosperity and ‘Make America Great Again’ even though this country is already great.
One of the ‘great’ things about Trump’s campaign being broke is that we will not have to endure TV ads during June and July. That’s a good thing. Meanwhile, Trump supporters will look the other way and happily grant him keys to the White House. This is why we can’t have nice things.