On Wednesday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 United States Presidential election in Boston, Massachusetts. In his campaign launch speech, he highlighted his views on the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is turning the country into a “system of socialism for the rich and this kind of brutal, merciless capitalism for the poor.”
Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight on the same day, Kennedy Jr. shared his stance on the ongoing war in Ukraine, which he believes is driving the Russians closer to the Chinese and is the worst thing for the United States from a geopolitical standpoint.
Kennedy Jr. stated that while Americans care about the suffering of the underdog, they need to question why the US is in Ukraine. He argued that if the US is there to depose Vladimir Putin, as President Biden has said, or to exhaust the Russians, as Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has stated, then killing Ukrainians as pawns in a proxy war between two great powers is not justifiable.
Moreover, Kennedy Jr. highlighted the misinformation surrounding the war and its devastating impact on Ukrainian civilians and troops. He claimed that while 14,000 Ukrainian civilians have died, the Russians are killing Ukrainians at a seven to one to eight to one ratio, which is not sustainable.
Kennedy Jr. believes that the issues of war and the corrupt merger of state and corporate power deserve a wide hearing before the public entering a presidential year.
It seems that Kennedy Jr.’s coherent worldview, extensive knowledge on these topics, and passion for serving the country will make him a strong contender in the 2024 Presidential election.