Trump Refers To RFK Jr. as a “Total Fake”

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( – On Saturday, June 22, former President Donald Trump spoke in Philadelphia following the news that the June 27 CNN debate would include only him and President Biden. 

Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Green Party candidate Jill Stein both failed to meet the requirements of the debate. During a rally at Temple University, which was aired live on Newsmax, Trump referred to Kennedy as a “total fake.” He also proceeded to say that Kennedy was “more liberal” than Biden and while he wanted to participate in the debate, his numbers were bad. 

Trump went on to say he would have liked Kennedy to join in on the debate with him and Biden. However, he said that he did not think he would ever make it. 

Trump also spoke about the debate, arguing that the network responsible for hosting has taken a lot of the “fun out of it.” He continued that there would be “no audience,” and that they “wanted us to sit down.” He noted that while he really wanted to take part in the debate, CNN had given him something unacceptable. 

Trump also claimed that as only Biden and the two moderators, Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, would be there, the event would be “like death.” He added that with just these four people, the debate might end up being either boring or exciting. He suggested he didn’t know.

The former president also took the opportunity to engage with the audience and asked how he should handle Biden. He questioned specifically whether he should be tough with Biden, or “nice and calm” allowing him to talk. 

The CNN debate between Trump and Biden took place on Thursday, June 27.

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