This is the GOP nightmare scenario.
With polls showing Donald Trump leading Joe Biden the Democrats are pulling out their ace in the hole.
And Donald Trump is on the brink of defeat after this Democrat sneak attack.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced he is leaving the Democrat Party to run an independent campaign for president.
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) September 29, 2023
Kennedy’s team declared the goal is to hurt Donald Trump and re-elect Joe Biden.
“This is going to f— Trump… Bobby’s values are much more in line with patriots. He’s against Big Pharma. He’s pro-Bitcoin. Decentralize so the government can’t control it,” a Kennedy insider told Mediaite.
Polling data backs up the Kennedy campaign’s belief that Kennedy’s opposition to the war in Ukraine and vaccine mandates will steal more votes from Trump than Biden.
Kennedy owns a higher favorability rating with Republicans than Democrats.
If RFK Jr. truly runs as an independent, it may hurt Trump more than it hurts Biden
He may have a D next to his name, but he is viewed more favorably by Republicans than Democrats.
It may not be by enough to make a meaningful difference, but this is not a good thing. pic.twitter.com/e2Akc3CTjn
— Red Eagle Politics (@RedEaglePatriot) September 29, 2023
While the Kennedy name used to be magic in the Democrat Party, the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. brand has more purchase with the types of anti-establishment patriots who make up the irregular voters that powered Trump to his polling lead over Joe Biden.
The Trump campaign knows Kennedy is trouble in the election.
“We’re gonna be dropping napalm after napalm on his head reminding the public of his very liberal views, dating back to 2012,” a Trump campaign source told Semafor. “We have a lot of stuff on him.”
Trump’s polling showed Kennedy winning a small – but significant enough – percentage of the vote to help hand Joe Biden a second term.
“It’s single digits, but it’s enough where it counts to make a difference,” a Trump-supporting operative also told Semafor. “He used to be a fun plaything to hurt Biden, now he is something that could hurt the GOP.”
The dynamics of the 2024 election were already unprecedented.
A former president running for re-election.
The current president trying to jail his chief political rival.
And now Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is launching a third-party bid to help Joe Biden defeat Trump.
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