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Trump Speaks About Possible Running Mate – Raises Eyebrows

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Former President Donald Trump has broken his silence about one potential vice presidential candidate who would shake the presidential campaign to its core.

He was speaking to Newsmax host Rob Schmitt on the phone when the host mentioned the former president possibly choosing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as his vice president.

“I don’t know, but he’s got great support in the party. He’s got great support in the Democrat Party,” the former president said.

Trump said that he has seen Kennedy polling as high as 23 percent against President Joe Biden.

“That’s a lot of vote,” the former president said.

“A lot of people like you and him as a combination, too,” the host said. “I don’t think that can happen, but have you ever thought about that?”

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“Trump/Kennedy looks good on a bumper sticker,” he said.

“No, but people have suggested it. I read the same things that you do,” the former president said.

“There are a lot of people suggesting it, there’s no question about that,” he said. “I’ve known him over the years. He’s a smart guy and well-intentioned. I really believe he’s very well-intentioned.”

The idea was originally pitched by former adviser to Trump, Steve Bannon.

Bannon, who now hosts the “War Room” podcast first pitched the idea to his podcast audience in April when he said that Trump should pick Democrat presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. as his vice president.

He said he first made the suggestion during an event for the American Freedom Alliance.

“I said, look, I’m a Kari Lake person, but if Kari Lake becomes governor, as she should, if this court case, or if not, she runs for the Senate, if she’s not available to be Trump’s VP, that Bobby Kennedy would be, I think, be an excellent choice for President Trump to consider,” he said.

He said that the crowd met his idea with a standing ovation.

“This was a hardcore, this was a very hardcore MAGA, War Room Posse crowd,” he said. “I think that that is a signal to the political elites in this country that something very different is going on, and I thought it was quite extraordinary.”

RFK Jr. is not to be taken lightly in the Democrat primary. Yes there is likely no chance the Democrat National Committee ever allows him to get on a debate stage with Biden, but his poll numbers are extraordinary.

“This latest poll is sending shockwaves among the political class in Washington DC,” Kennedy’s team said in an email to supporters last week, Daily Express reported.

“After being in the race less than two months, Kennedy is viewed favorably by 49 percent of those polled, while Biden is at 45 percent, and Trump comes in third at only 43 percent,” it said.

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“These are amazing results, but they confirm what many of us already know,” his email said.

“Like you, millions of Americans are tired of the endless division, censorship, and outright propaganda coming from Washington DC.

“But they can’t ignore us any longer. Yesterday, Mr. Kennedy was on Joe Rogan’s podcast that reaches hundreds of millions each month, and we’re getting more requests every day for Mr. Kennedy to speak across the country,” it said.

A recent average of polls showed Kennedy with 15 percent of the primary vote against President Biden. That is not an insignificant number.

If even half of that 15 percent were convinced to join Trump supporters and vote for a Trump / Kennedy ticket it would likely mean the end of the Biden presidency.

More concerning for Biden, 80 percent of Democrat voters polled want the president to face RFK in a debate that, judging by the majority of President Biden’ speaking engagements, could be disastrous for the president, USA Today reported.

But there is near no chance that the Democrat Party would accommodate such an idea and there is no reason for them to.

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