Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Twitter Screenshot
Robert Kennedy Jr drew criticism from his family for a clip similar to that of his uncle JFK who died in 1963.
AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL – He hasn’t finished getting angry with his loved ones. The American presidential candidate, nephew of the president assassinated in 1963, had to apologize to his family after the broadcast of an advertisement in the middle of Sunday February 11.
In this clip with a 1960s aesthetic, Robert Kennedy Jr appears smiling with slogans such as “Kennedy for president”. In the background, a song chanting the last name of the independent candidate, who has no chance against the Democratic and Republican sides but could siphon off votes promised to his two opponents.
Problem: the video looks exactly like a campaign clip of his uncle when he was a Democratic presidential candidate in 1960. You can see the original clip below, in black and white. Enough to annoy members of the Kennedy family, when the nephew of the former president has ideas diametrically opposed to those of JFK.
Robert Kennedy Jr, son of Bobby Kennedy who died in 1968 while he himself was running for the Democratic nomination, is indeed a . A cousin, Bobby Shriver, also protested against X by mentioning his mother Eunice, sister of John and Robert who died in 2009: “She would be horrified by his ideas about health. Respect for science, vaccines, health equity were in his DNA. »
Already pinned for conspiratorial comments
A few hours after the broadcast of the advertising spot produced by a support group (“Super Pac” in English) called American Values 2024, Robert Kennedy Jr had to apologize: “I am truly sorry if the Super Bowl commercial caused any member of my family grief. It was created and distributed by the American Values Super PAC without any involvement or endorsement from my campaign. »
This did not prevent him from highlighting the clip, the broadcast of which at the Super Bowl would have cost 7 million dollars according to our colleagues at As Internet users pointed out, it was pinned on his account for several hours placing him thus at the very top of its home page. It has since changed to a video of him at the Mexican border.
In the past, Robert Kennedy Jr, a lawyer by training, has already had to apologize to his family for yet another conspiratorial outing on Covid-19. He declared in front of guests that the virus was “ ethnically prepared » in order to attack certain races disproportionately.”
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