Trump Says He Won’t Debate RFK Jr.

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Thursday, former president Donald Trump stated that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an independent candidate, is “not a serious candidate” who he will not debate in the upcoming 2020 presidential race.

A reporter asked Trump, as he exited the Manhattan courtroom where he is being tried on charges of alleged hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels, whether he would participate in a debate with Kennedy.

“RFK? I don’t know anything about him. Look, RFK is polling very low. He’s not a serious candidate. They say he hurts Biden. I don’t know who he hurts; he might hurt me, I don’t know.” Trump said in response.

“He has very low numbers. Certainly not numbers he can debate with, and he’s gotta get his numbers up a lot higher before he’s credible. But the numbers he’s taking away, they say will be against Biden, but I don’t know; I’m not so sure. It could be a little bit against me, but I don’t see him as a factor.” he continued.

The RealClearPolitics average places Kennedy at 10% in a five-way race with Trump, President Joe Biden, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and independent candidate Cornel West at the national level.

In contrast, Trump and Biden are in a virtual tie at 41% and 39%, respectively.

Although Kennedy continues to lag significantly behind Biden and Trump in the surveys, in recent weeks the independent candidate has gained ballot access in crucial battleground states.

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