Last month, Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Trump, has proposed a unity ticket for president and vice president that, if implemented, would shake up the 2024 race and the nation’s capital.
On his “War Room” podcast, Bannon said that he is a huge fan of Kari Lake and would want to see her become former President Donald Trump’s running mate for 2024, but he also suggested Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as a replacement if Lake was simply uninterested in the idea.
Bannon said a slew of celebrities, including Rick Santorum, Kanye West, Sonny Perdue, Mike Flynn, Rick Perry, and Omarosa Manigault, showed up at Trump Tower shortly after Donald Trump’s election to be interviewed by the president-elect.
But in the mix, another also showed up – Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Bannon said RFK Jr. isn’t your usual Democrat. He could very well be a strong candidate to defeat the left. He was halfway off the left’s plantation decades ago, and his strong beliefs about the deep state fit nicely into Trump’s mission.
RFK Jr. is a leading proponent of the theory that vaccines given to children induce the development of autism. The theory was never definitively proven, but he is deeply skeptical of big pharma and untested vaccinations.
After leaving their meeting at Trump Tower, RFK Jr. talked glowingly about what had been discussed, including Trump’s claim that he knows five people whose children were diagnosed with autism after being immunized. The incoming president instructed Kennedy to form a “vaccine safety and scientific integrity commission.”
The announcement that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. would run for president—the fourth Kennedy in his family to do so—has raised eyebrows in the political world. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 69, is the environmental lawyer turned anti-vaccine activist and son of the late senator. On April 19, he declared his intention to run for president as a Democrat. His aim? To “end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power.”
Bannon has an interesting notion, but many conservatives believe that a couple of issues that sound pseudo-populist are not a complete fit for the MAGA movement.