According to a New York Post report, people close to Donald Trump reached out to independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about possibly being his vice president.
“Trump operatives expressed an interest in Kennedy early on, but it was all premature,” one individual allegedly said, according to the outlet.
“Anything’s possible. I wouldn’t write it off by any means,” the individual allegedly added.
BREAKING: People close to former President Trump made preliminary overtures to Robert F. Kennedy about the possibility of serving as his running mate, The @nypost claims. Is this something you would support? pic.twitter.com/u9H1WENTxK
Kennedy, 70, who initially was running as a Democrat but is now an independent, wasn’t interested and has continued to shoot down speculation that he would ever take a job as Trump’s veep.
“I’ve heard the concept. It’s not surprising,” Timothy Mellon, who has donated at least $5 million to Kennedy’s SuperPAC, told The Post.
A second large donor to both Trump and Kennedy said the movement to draft Kennedy — the son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy who was assassinated while campaigning for president in 1968 in Los Angeles — is still alive in Trump circles.
“It’s very much behind the scenes at this stage. As we progress you might see it bubble up a little bit more,” the donor said. “Bobby can bring new people to the polls.”
RFK Jr. has previously said he would never consider being Trump’s running mate.
“Just to quell any speculation, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will I join Donald Trump on an electoral ticket,” RFK Jr. said.
“Our positions on certain fundamental issues, our approaches to governance, and our philosophies of leadership could not be further apart.”
Just to quell any speculation, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will I join Donald Trump on an electoral ticket. Our positions on certain fundamental issues, our approaches to governance, and our philosophies of leadership could not be further apart.
“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,” LaCivita said.
President Trump’s campaign manager says it’s 100% Fake News that the Trump campaign approached RFK JR to be Trump’s VP. https://t.co/9C7cUqqxIY