DeSantis is the second Republican to say that he admired Kennedy without explicitly offering him a job — particularly the vice presidency — after GOP frontrunner and former President Donald Trump said RFK Jr. was “a smart guy” in an interview last Thursday. When asked by host Rob Schmitt whether Trump/Kennedy 2024 was in the works, Trump said, “No, but people have suggested it. I read the same things that you do.” “There are a lot of people suggesting it, there’s no question about that,” the former president added. “I’ve known him over the years. He’s a smart guy and well-intentioned. I really believe he’s very well-intentioned.” Trump also noted that national polling showed RFK Jr. as high as 23 percent, saying, “That’s a lot of vote.”
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DeSantis was more skeptical on how far apart the two sides were. “There’s a whole host of other things that he’d probably be out of step with,” he told Travis, adding: “If you’re president, sic him on the FDA if he’d be willing to serve or sic him on CDC, but in terms of being veep, there’s 70 percent of the issues that he may be averse to our base on.” But his comments could show you where future bipartisanship might lie.
Donald Trump reacts to people suggesting Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as his running mate in 2024pic.twitter.com/1R47E2faQk — ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) July 21, 2023
There are apparently plenty of Democrats who won’t be told to “trust the science” or put blind faith in venerated Dr. Anthony Fauci — enough that it’s freaking out the Democrat establishment, at the very least. RFK Jr. in a position at the FDA or CDC would be a great way to harness that freak-out as well as put him somewhere that he could have influence. Moreover, it would tweak Biden supporters who would spend the next four years calling him a Russian plant or some such nonsense. It might not be much, but it’s a start. And with a surname like Kennedy, the left certainly couldn’t say that he wasn’t a true blue Democrat, no matter how much his family publicly flogs him. Talk about making cooperation seem that much sweeter. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), when asked if he would consider naming 2024 Democratic candidate RFK Jr. as his vice president:“Sic him on the FDA if he’d be willing to serve, or sic him on CDC.” pic.twitter.com/C7wASCmbt6 — The Recount (@therecount) July 26, 2023