The most high-profile job on the planet is president of the United States. The possibility that former President Donald Trump will get elected in 2024 boosted that profile to unprecedented levels.
Now the race is on to find out who will stand as Trump’s back-up if he retakes the White House. Rumors have reached a feverish level with everyone guessing who Trump’s running mate will be if he wins the Republican Party nomination.
One of the hottest rumors is that Trump already tried to get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to join the GOP ticket. It is an odd pairing from the onset, but not out of the realm of possibility. Trump sometimes leans into out-of-the-box possibilities to accomplish his goals. But in this case, Trump put the rumors to bed.
Political strategist Chris LaCivita took to social media to quickly dismiss the claim, saying “This is 100% FAKE NEWS – NO ONE from the Trump Campaign ever approached RFK jr (or ever will) – one of the most LIBERAL and radical environmentalists in the country. For all the fake news – update your stories.”
The rumor began with a story published in the New York Post. It cited “Trump operatives” expressing an interest in RFK after the then Democrat announced his presidential campaign. RFK is now running as an independent after splitting with the Democratic National Committee which is set on Biden as the party nominee.
Fox News ran with the story this week and the rumor hit a feverish peak before Trump’s camp shut it down. The pair would have made an odd political couple that likely would clash regularly on many levels.
The rumor may have been kept alive based on past statements from RFK. Breitbart reported last year that RJK refused to attack Trump during an interview. RFK stated that he is “proud” the former president likes him even if they disagree on “most” issues. He later said he wasn’t interested in playing second fiddle to Trump on the 2024 presidential ballot.
People can continue to fantasize about a Trump-RFK ticket, but it does seem too far-fetched upon reflection. As his campaign manager stated, Trump has no intentions of associating with someone as liberal as RFK who stands against most of Trump’s environmental positions.
- Trump’s team slammed rumors of Robert F. Kennedy Jr joining the ticket.
- Any media stories spreading the idea are nothing more than “fake news.”
- A Trump political strategist said RFK’s radical liberal ideas wouldn’t fly.