RFK Jr. claims Trump ’emissaries’ asked him to be VP

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Monday claimed that unspecified “emissaries” of former President Donald Trump had invited him to join the ticket as his running mate.

“President Trump calls me an ultra-left radical. I’m soooo liberal that his emissaries asked me to be his VP,” Kennedy posted on X. “I respectfully declined the offer. I am against President Trump, and President Biden can’t win. Judging by his new website, it looks like President Trump knows who actually can beat him.”

Kennedy’s remarks appear to reference Trump’s reaction to his selection of San Francisco attorney Nicole Shanahan as his own running mate. Shanahan is is the ex-wife of Google cofounder Sergey Brin and has long contributed to left-wing causes.

“RFK Jr. is the most Radical Left Candidate in the race, by far,” Trump posted on Truth Social in March. “He’s a big fan of the Green New Scam, and other economy killing disasters. I guess this would mean he is going to be taking votes from Crooked Joe Biden, which would be a great service to America.”

“His running mate, Nicole Shanahan, is even more “Liberal” than him, if that’s possible. Kennedy is a Radical Left Democrat, and always will be!!! It’s great for MAGA, but the Communists will make it very hard for him to get on the Ballot,” he went on.

Trump has yet to announce his choice of vice president and several high-profile contenders have signaled they had not discussed the prospect with him at all. Ohio GOP Sen. J.D. Vance last week indicated that, despite mounting speculation that he could fill the post, Trump had not offered it to him or mentioned it. Other hypothetical contenders have included House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik, South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott, former Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem, and a handful of others.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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