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Trump Applauds RFK Jr.’s Intelligence, Questions Biden’s Debate Readiness

Trump praises RFK Jr.'s intelligence and predicts Biden won't debate him, as Kennedy gains support in 2024 bid.

Former President and Republican candidate, Donald Trump over the weekend lauded his Democratic rival Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as an individual possessing great intelligence. 

“RFK Jr. is a very smart person,” said Trump, in an interview with Fox News that happened recently.

“I know a lot of the members of that family, and he’s a very smart guy. And he’s hit a little bit of a nerve. And a lot of Democrats I know want to vote for him,” said Trump. 

“Number one, Biden can’t debate him because he’s not capable,” said Trump, adding, “Number two, why would he debate him for that reason, but why would he debate him if he’s probably got [the nomination] locked up.”

Kennedy launched his 2024 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year, and he has since garnered considerable media coverage. He has also gained attention for polling in double digits in various surveys, indicating notable support for his campaign against the incumbent president Joe Biden. 

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 10: Robert Kennedy Jr., heads up to a meeting at Trump Tower on January 10, 2017, in New York City. Former President Donald Trump.  Trump recently in a Fox News Interview referred to RFK Jr. as a very smart person.  JOHN MOTTERN/GETTY IMAGES. SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES. 

“Since Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launched his campaign challenging President Biden for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination, he has given hours of interviews to podcasts, magazines and TV networks. He paints a dark, conspiratorial picture of the world, bristling with debunked theories, misleading claims and outright falsehoods,” said NPR.

Meanwhile, the nephew of former president John F. Kennedy has recently found himself in hot water due to his controversial comments about the COVID-19 vaccine. He suggested that the vaccine was intentionally aimed at disproportionately affecting certain racial groups, sparking widespread backlash and criticism.

In a video obtained by The New York Post, Kennedy is seen saying, “COVID-19 attacks certain races disproportionately.”

“COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese,” said Kennedy as quoted in the Post. 

Several lawmakers and Jewish organizations slammed Kennedy’s comments on Saturday. 

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Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager

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