Former President Donald Trump is not interested in debating independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy, as he believes that he is “not a serious candidate.”

Trump made the remarks on Thursday after leaving the Manhattan courtroom in his hush money trial. A reporter had asked him if he would debate Kennedy and he responded, “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 continued.

“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 added.

While Kennedy trails far behind Trump and President Joe Biden in the polls, he has gained ballot access in battleground states including Nevada, Michigan and North Carolina, according to his campaign.

Kennedy’s participation in the race does not please both Trump and Biden, as Biden and the Democrats worry that he would pull votes away from Biden in the general election.

Trump blasted him in March, saying, “RFK Jr. is the most Radical Left Candidate in the race, by far. He’s a big fan of the Green New Scam, and other economy killing disasters. I guess this would mean he is going to be taking votes from Crooked Joe Biden, which would be a great service to America.”

However, the GOP presumptive nominee said last week that Kennedy was put in place to help Biden in the election.

In a post to Truth Social, he wrote, “RFK Jr. is a Democrat “Plant,” a Radical Left Liberal who’s been put in place in order to help Crooked Joe Biden, the Worst President in the History of the United States, get Re-Elected. 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. Junior’ is totally Anti-Gun, an Extreme Environmentalist who makes the Green New Scammers look Conservative, a Big Time Taxer and Open Border Advocate, and Anti-Military/Vet.”