On Saturday, Edward Snowden sent out a mocking tweet ridiculing Donald Trump for his cowardly refusal to debate Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders despite earlier agreeing to do so.

Snowden remarked that clearly we had all hit a nerve when the public pushed for a productive conversation between the two candidates.


Sanders, too, was feeling a bit bold in response to the snub by Trump when on Friday he openly questioned, “What are you afraid of?”

Whether or not it would have been a good idea for either candidate to participate in the debate, no political event would have drawn as much interest and Trump’s refusal to participate was a disappointment to nearly everyone.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com