Donald Trump backs out of debate with Bernie Sanders
Would that it were…
While I do not support either candidate, earlier this week is seemed as if both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump pulled off a master stroke against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton when they agreed to the possibility of debating each other before the California primary.
This would have been an unprecedented move during an ongoing primary season but it was intriguing to say the least. Bernie Sanders drew the wrath of the Democratic establishment by agreeing to debate Donald Trump for obvious reasons but he held serve and refused to back down. There was no downside for Bernie Sanders after challenging Hillary Clinton to a debate, in fact after the former Secretary of State refused to debate him this provided the Senator from Vermont a chance–paraphrasing Hillary Clinton–to bring her to heal.
There was not much of a downside for Donald Trump either, especially after he called for all proceeds to go to women’s health issues, because this provided him with a chance to embarrass his most likely opponent in the general election, but it is not to be because the billionaire businessman has backed down.
Here is more:
Donald Trump will not participate in a debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said Friday.
In a statement, Trump slammed Sanders, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and the Democratic nominating process, and said that debating the Vermont senator would be “inappropriate.” Sanders’ camp, in turn, accused Trump of flip-flopping on a “clash of ideas.”
Trump’s statement read: “Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher,” Trump said. “Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, 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.”
Why did Donald Trump suddenly back down when it seemed as if this debate was about to become a reality? Something is not right here, especially after refusing to back down on several statements regarding his Republican opponents and other issues which drew the ire of the left and the mainstream media. Did someone (his “good friend” Hillary Clinton for example) get to him?
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium