Written by Ashton Snyder on
 April 16, 2024

RFK Jr. Mentioned as VP Candidate by Trump's Associates, Denies Offer

An intriguing twist has emerged in the U.S. presidential race. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently disclosed that associates of Donald Trump proposed him as a vice-presidential candidate, a claim swiftly rejected by Trump's camp.

The Hill reported that Kennedy, who is pursuing an independent bid for the presidency, revealed on social media that Trump's allies approached him to join the Republican ticket. He refused and criticized Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden, hinting at the significant influence he could wield in the upcoming election.

The response from Trump's campaign was quick and dismissive. A top aide and Make America Great Again Inc., a super PAC supporting Trump, both denied Kennedy's assertions, labeling him as too liberal to be considered for their ticket. They launched a website the same day to critique Kennedy's political stance, calling him a "radical liberal."

Media Reports Suggest Internal Discussions

Despite the denials, reports from reputable sources like The New York Post and The New York Times have indicated that Trump's team did entertain the idea of Kennedy as a vice-presidential candidate. However, these reports also suggested that Trump may not seriously consider it.

Trump himself has taken to social media to criticize Kennedy, focusing on the potential electoral implications of his candidacy. He claims that Kennedy's run could divert votes from Biden, thereby aiding Trump's campaign.

A recent poll by The New York Times/Siena College illustrates the tight race between Biden and Trump, with Kennedy's involvement potentially tipping the scales.

Kennedy's Sharp Retort on Social Media

Kennedy did not hold back in his responses on social media platform X. "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," Kennedy stated, indicating his rejection of any alignment with Trump.

He further commented on the perceived threat he poses to Trump's reelection, suggesting Trump's actions betray a fear of losing to him more than to Biden.

Trump's super PAC representative, Chris LaCivita, also chimed in on social media, dismissing Kennedy's suitability for the vice-presidential slot with dismissive remarks about his political alignment.

Trump's Views on Kennedy's Campaign

In his own words, Trump has branded Kennedy as the "most Radical Left Candidate in the race," criticizing his support for environmental and economic policies that Trump views as detrimental to America. His statements on the platform Truth Social reflect his strategic perspective on the electoral benefits of Kennedy's candidacy.

"I guess this would mean he is going to be taking votes from Crooked Joe Biden, which would be a great service to America," Trump posted, illustrating his view of Kennedy's impact on the electoral landscape.

In a race marked by sharp accusations and strategic maneuvering, the exchange between Kennedy and Trump highlights the complex dynamics of the upcoming election. Both sides seem keenly aware of the broader implications of Kennedy's candidacy, not just for their campaigns but for the overall electoral calculus.

As the U.S. edges closer to another pivotal presidential election, the political landscape continues to evolve, with each candidate scrutinizing the others' every move and statement. The impact of third-party candidates like Kennedy could indeed prove decisive in what appears to be a tightly contested race.

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