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Trump Jr. Says RFK is a Threat to MAGA Votes

Donald Trump Jr. voiced strong concerns about Robert F. Kennedy’s independent presidential candidacy.

He fears Kennedy could divert votes from his father in the upcoming election.

A Question of Conservatism

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On Newsmax, Trump Jr. declared Kennedy is not a conservative.

He stressed that Kennedy’s switch to an independent run does not align him with conservative values.

Vaccine Stance Draws Attention

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Trump Jr. noted Kennedy’s anti-vaccine position has garnered interest from the right.

However, he argues this single issue does not compensate for Kennedy’s overall liberal views.

Kennedy’s Liberal Record

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Kennedy has been a proponent of open borders and has opposed farming interests.

His environmental activism and stance on gun control further mark him as a liberal, according to Trump Jr.

Skepticism Over Sudden Shifts

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Trump Jr. expressed doubt over Kennedy’s recent change of heart on major issues.

He questioned the authenticity of Kennedy’s ideological transformation.

The Appeal to Conservatives

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Being anti-vaccine alone is not enough to attract conservative voters, Trump Jr. argued.

He believes Kennedy’s policies do not align with conservative principles.

Exploring Libertarian Nomination

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Kennedy has looked into becoming the Libertarian Party’s candidate.

This move could potentially place him on the ballot in all 50 states.

Independent Candidacy Challenges

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Independent candidates face significant hurdles, such as getting on the ballot in every state.

This process requires considerable time and resources.

Libertarian Party’s Decision

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The Libertarian Party will select its presidential nominee at a national convention.

This event is set to take place over Memorial Day weekend.

Critique of Kennedy’s Strategy

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Trump Jr. criticized Kennedy’s attempt to appeal to libertarian voters.

He remains skeptical of Kennedy’s alignment with libertarian values.

Opposition as a Strategy

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According to Trump Jr., Kennedy’s campaign efforts are aimed at undermining Trump.

He views these moves as politically motivated.

A Shift in Political Identity

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Kennedy, initially a Democrat, opted for an independent bid.

This strategic change bypasses the need to challenge President Joe Biden in the primaries.

Ballot Access and Electoral Strategy

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Kennedy’s switch to an independent campaign simplifies his path to the general election.

However, it necessitates securing his name on each state’s ballot.

Impact on Voter Sentiment

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Polls suggest Kennedy’s run could draw support from both Trump and Biden.

This reflects a broader desire among voters for alternatives to a 2020 rematch.

The Race Ahead

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Despite challenges from within their parties, both Biden and Trump are leading their primary races.

Trump, in particular, faces competition from former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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