'What Are You Afraid of?' Sanders Asks After Trump Backs Out of Debate

Trump blames Democratic Party's "rigged" system and television networks.

Trump, who has now secured enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, said in a statement released today, "Now that I am the presumptive nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher." Sanders said he wanted the debate to happen.

Neither Clinton nor Sanders has enough delegates to win at this point.

Now Trump is stepping back and taking the more traditional approach of waiting for the Democrats to nominate a candidate.

Sanders learned about Trump’s decision to back away from the debate when asked about it at a Los Angeles event.

“I heard that he was going to debate me, and then I heard that he was not going to debate me ... Mr. Trump is known to change his mind many times in a day,” Sanders said.

“Trump goes around — he’s a bully, he’s a big tough guy. Well, Mr. Trump, what are you afraid of?” said Sanders.