Speaking at NewsNation town hall on Wednesday night, Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that he was “proud” that former President Donald Trump likes him and firmly stated that he was not going to personally attack any of his opponents.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

During the interview, NewsMax town hall moderator Elizabeth Vargas told Kennedy that Trump recently said, “Kennedy is smart, and he’s a common sense guy.”

“What kind of man do you think Donald Trump is?” asked Vargas.

“Well, you know, here’s what I’m not going to do in this race – I’m not gonna attack other people personally,” replied Kennedy. “I don’t think it’s good for our country.”

“What I’m trying to do in this race is bring people together, is to try and bridge the divide between Americans,” he added.

Kennedy then recalled the way his father was “able to harness these populist energies” and “bridge the divide among people who would otherwise be Republican but wanted somebody who was common sense, who was able to appeal to their ideals, who was able to find the hero in each of them, who was able to get them to transcend their own self-interest and see themselves as part of a community and part of this incredible American adventure in modeling self-governance for the rest of the world.”

“And so I’m proud that President Trump likes me,” continued Kennedy. “Even though I don’t agree with him on most of his issues. Because I don’t want to alienate people. I want to bring people together.”

“I’m proud that all these people like me and that I have Independent supporters, Democratic supporters,” he added. “Every Democrat says ‘I wanna end the polarization.’ But how do you do that without talking to people who don’t agree with you? How do you do that without appealing to people?”

“My purpose is to find the issues, the values that we have in common, other than focus on the issues, the personalities that keep us apart.”

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