Trump Accuses RFK Jr. of Being 'Democrat Plant' Despite Prior Praise

Former President Trump accuses RFK Jr. of being a "Democrat plant" in the 2024 race, fearing he could split the Republican vote and help Biden's reelection.

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Trump Accuses RFK Jr. of Being 'Democrat Plant' Despite Prior Praise

Trump Accuses RFK Jr. of Being 'Democrat Plant' Despite Prior Praise

Former President Donald Trump has accused independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of being a "Democrat plant" put in the race to help President Joe Biden win reelection. In a series of posts on his Truth Social platform on April 27, 2024, Trump claimed that Kennedy is a "Radical Left Liberal" whose candidacy could split the Republican vote and benefit Biden.

Trump's accusations come as a sharp reversal from his previous stance on Kennedy's campaign. The former president had initially praised Kennedy's run as "great for MAGA," suggesting that it would be beneficial to his own political movement. However, Trump now asserts that Kennedy is "Anti-Gun, an Extreme Environmentalist, a Big Time Taxer and Open Border Advocate, and Anti-Military/Vet."

In his Truth Social posts, Trump went as far as to suggest that he would even prefer Biden over Kennedy, despite recent polls showing that Kennedy's campaign could potentially harm Trump's chances of returning to the White House. The former president also criticized Kennedy's family and his "Chief Funder," calling them "more Liberal than Junior" and "not a serious person."

Why this matters: Trump's sudden shift in opinion regarding Kennedy's candidacy highlights the complex dynamics and strategic considerations at play in the 2024 presidential race. The accusations of Kennedy being a "Democrat plant" underscore the potential impact of third-party candidates on the electoral landscape and the perceived threat they may pose to established political figures.

While many of Trump's allies initially encouraged Kennedy's run as a Democrat, they are now "genuinely scared" that he could siphon more votes from Trump than Biden as an independent candidate. Some of Trump's supporters, however, disagreed with his assessment of Kennedy, stating that they have been watching Kennedy and will still be voting for Trump.

The controversy surrounding Kennedy's candidacy and Trump's shifting stance highlights the unpredictable nature of the 2024 presidential race. As the campaign season progresses, voters and political analysts will closely monitor the impact of independent candidates like Kennedy on the electoral landscape and their potential to disrupt the traditional two-party dynamic.

Key Takeaways

  • Trump accuses RFK Jr. of being a "Democrat plant" to help Biden win reelection.
  • Trump initially praised RFK Jr.'s run as "great for MAGA" but now criticizes him.
  • Trump suggests he would prefer Biden over RFK Jr. despite polls showing RFK could harm Trump.
  • Trump's allies are "genuinely scared" RFK Jr. could siphon more votes from Trump than Biden.
  • The controversy highlights the unpredictable nature of the 2024 presidential race.