Trump calls RFK Jr ‘wasted protest vote’ after robust polling with independents | EUROtoday

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Donald Trump has begun lashing out at impartial presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr amid current polling indicating the anti-vaxxer is attracting the help of potential Trump voters.

Over the weekend, Mr Trump made no less than 4 Truth Social posts attacking Mr Kennedy, falsely asserting he’s a “Democratic plant” put in to assist President Joe Biden win, that he’s extra liberal than another candidate and that his views on vaccines are “fake.”

“A Vote for Junior’ would essentially be a WASTED PROTEST VOTE, that could swing either way, but would only swing against the Democrats if Republicans knew the true story about him. ” Mr Trump wrote on Saturday.

The sudden ramp-up of assaults arrives after polling from Quinnipiac, Marist and NBC News exhibits that Mr Kennedy’s marketing campaign is taking votes away from Mr Trump.

An NBC News ballot exhibits that in match-ups between Mr Trump and Mr Biden, the previous president has no less than a two-point lead. But when Mr Kennedy is thrown into the combo, Mr Biden then takes the lead. Marist polling signifies Mr Kennedy has managed to extend his help amongst independents from 21 per cent to 27 per cent – in the meantime, Mr Trump has gone from 38 per cent to 30 per cent.

Mr Trump suggested Republican voters to not help Mr Kennedy, claiming he was “anti-gun”, an “extreme environmentalist”, an “open border advocate” and “anti-military.” Mr Trump additionally accused Mr Kennedy of contradicting his place on vaccines.

Robert F Kennedy, pictured at a marketing campaign occasion on 13 April, is dealing with calls from nationwide environmental teams to finish his marketing campaign (AP)

In actuality, Mr Kennedy has voiced opposition to gun management laws, closely campaigns on ‘sealing’ the border and helps looser environmental laws than Mr Biden.

He has additionally maintained excessive scepticism over vaccines and denounced vaccine mandates whereas disputing the “anti-vaccine” label that’s typically bestowed on him.

Mr Kennedy responded to Mr Trump’s assaults on Xsaying the previous president’s rant is “a barely coherent barrage of wild and inaccurate claims”.

“When frightened men take to social media they risk descending into vitriol, which makes them sound unhinged,” Mr Kennedy stated. He suggested the previous president to debate him on stage slightly than foyer “poisonous bombs from the safety of his bunker.”

Mr Kennedy launched his presidential marketing campaign final April, a lot to the chagrin of his well-known household. He initially entered the presidential candidate subject as a Democrat however switched to an impartial.