President John F. Kennedy’s grandson slammed his cousin’s White Home bid Friday, calling Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s effort to nab the Democratic nomination an “embarrassment.”
In an Instagram video, Jack Schlossberg instructed his followers to disregard Kennedy’s “self-importance venture” of a marketing campaign.
“He’s buying and selling in on Camelot, movie star, conspiracy theories and battle for private achieve and fame,” mentioned Schlossberg, whose mom is Caroline Kennedy. “I do not know why anybody thinks he must be president. What I do know is his candidacy is a humiliation. Let’s not be distracted once more by someone’s self-importance venture.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a conspiracy theorist who has lengthy been a distinguished voice within the anti-vaccine motion, espousing false claims that immunizations are answerable for autism, allergic reactions, most cancers and numerous different illnesses in youngsters.
(Earlier than HuffPost shuttered its unpaid contributor platform in 2017, Kennedy additionally wrote a number of weblog posts denigrating vaccines; these posts, together with others spreading misinformation about vaccines, have since been taken down from the positioning.)
He introduced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in April, becoming a member of a small record of individuals with long-shot aspirations to oust Biden, for whom Schlossberg urged his followers to solid their votes.
Biden has “appointed extra federal judges than any president since my grandfather,” Schlossberg mentioned in his Instagram video. “He ended our longest struggle, he ended the COVID pandemic and he ended Donald Trump. These are the problems that matter. And if my cousin Bobby Kennedy Jr. cared about any of them, he would help Joe Biden too.”
Schlossberg isn’t the one member of the Kennedy clan to disparage his cousin as soon as eliminated. Earlier this week, one of many candidate’s sisters blasted him for saying COVID-19 was “ethnically focused” to have an effect on sure folks.
“I strongly condemn my brother’s deplorable and untruthful remarks final week about Covid being engineered for ethnic concentrating on,” Kerry Kennedy mentioned in a press release.
Again when the conspiracy theorist was first launching his marketing campaign, she mentioned, “I really like my brother Bobby, however I don’t share or endorse his opinions on many points, together with the COVID pandemic, vaccinations, and the function of social media platforms in policing false data.”