(HorizonPost.com) – Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist under President Trump has reportedly encouraged Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to run against Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2024. Bannon allegedly said that Kennedy will serve as a “useful chaos agent” in the election.
Kennedy, who has challenged and spoken out against governments around the world over the last few years, has not formally announced his bid, but he has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission which states he’s running as a Democrat. Kennedy is not particularly liked by Democrats. In 2021, The Center for Countering Digital Hate accused him of spreading disinformation in 2020.
Kennedy is going to announce his run at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on April 19. The 69-year-old Democrat is the son of Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was assassinated in 1968, five years after John F. Kennedy, while campaigning for president.
His family reportedly calls him misleading and dangerous given his views. In 2021, he published “The Real Anthony Fauci,” a book that accused the nearly four-decade director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of helping stage a coup against Western democracy.
Other candidates have also announced their bids. While Democrats have yet to launch a challenge to the president, four Republicans have already begun campaigning. Donald Trump announced shortly after the 2022 midterm elections. Despite experiencing more losses than initially hoped, he has come out swinging, specifically focusing on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who he claims is part of the “establishment.”
Nikki Haley, a former South Governor and United Nations ambassador, hopped into the race in February. She has recently advocated for competency tests for politicians over the age of 75.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a former biotech executive, and Asa Hutchinson, the former governor of Arkansas also put their names in the race.
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