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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 08:18 PM Apr 15

Robert F Kennedy Jr claims Trump had asked him to be running mate [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Mon 15 Apr 2024 16.37 EDT

Robert F Kennedy Jr, the prominent conspiracy theorist and independent presidential candidate, claimed on Monday he had turned down an offer from Donald Trump to be his running mate for the White House.

The assertion followed the launch earlier in the day of a website attacking Kennedy, published by a pro-Trump political action committee called Make America Great Again Inc (Maga Inc).

Accusing Kennedy, 70, of being a “leftist radical”, the vitriolic website attempts to highlight what it says are his extremist liberal positions, including supporting a 70% rate of income tax and pledging he would sign an assault weapons ban. Poking fun at the famous political dynasty’s fondness for middle initials, shared by assassinated relatives including his uncle John F Kennedy, and father Robert F Kennedy, the website is titled “Radical F-ing Kennedy”.

In response, Kennedy, who has blended outlandish theories about Covid-19 with a long history of racism, antisemitism and xenophobia, posted on X, formerly Twitter, to make his own claims. “President Trump calls me an ultra-left radical. I’m soooo liberal that his emissaries asked me to be his VP. I respectfully declined the offer,” he wrote.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/15/robert-f-kennedy-jr-trump-presidential-running-mate

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