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Trump Campaign Senior Adviser Denies RFK Jr.’s Claim They Approached Him to Be Vice President

The presidential campaigns of independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Republican candidate, former President Donald Trump, have clashed online over claims that Trump approached Kennedy to be his potential vice presidential running mate. Kennedy reportedly declined the offer, but a senior Trump campaign adviser denied that this offer ever existed.

Kennedy made the claim after Trump shared a series of disturbing videos of Kennedy on his social media platform Truth Social.

“RFK Jr., as you know, is the most radical left candidate in the race,” Trump said in the video posted in March. “But he’s got some nice things about him, I happen to like him. Unfortunately, he is about the Green New Scam [Green New Deal] … [he wants to] waste money doing something that nobody wants and everybody knows doesn’t work. Kennedy is a radical left Democrat and always will be … It’s great for MAGA, I hope he continues to run … But expect him to be indicted any day now, probably for environmental fraud.”

Meanwhile, in another video posted earlier this month, Trump accused Kennedy of being “about the ‘Green New Scam’ because he believes in that and a lot of people don’t.”

“I guess that would mean RFK Jr.’s going to be taking away votes from crooked Joe Biden, and he should because he’s actually better than Biden. He’s much better than Biden. If I were a Democrat, I’d vote for RFK Jr. every single time over Biden,” Trump said in the video.

In turn, Stefanie Spear, press secretary for the Kennedy campaign, emailed Newsweek to respond to the video.

“If ‘radical’ means protecting our constitutional rights, especially freedom of speech, ending the war machine, growing small businesses, rebuilding the middle class and reducing the national debt, then we are proudly ‘radical’ as Trump described,” Spear wrote.

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Kennedy also posted a response to the video on his official X account on April 15. The response came with claims that Trump’s emissaries asked him to be his vice presidential running mate.

“President Trump calls me an ultra-left radical. I’m so liberal that his emissaries asked me to be his VP. I respectfully declined the offer,” Kennedy wrote. “I am against President Trump, and President Biden can’t win. Judging by his new website, it looks like President Trump knows who actually can beat him.”

However, Chris LaCivita, a senior adviser for the presidential campaign of Trump, reiterated previous denials and reaffirmed that Kennedy would never be considered for such a position.

“Re-upping this from January … was true then and it’s true now, your [sic] a leftie Loonie that would never be approached to be on the ticket… sorry!”

The recent exchanges between Kennedy and Trump’s campaigns have underscored a significant shift in tone and perspective, particularly regarding policy concerns. (Related: Trump ‘clearly hasn’t learned from his COVID-era mistakes,’ RFK Jr. says.)

On March 26, Kennedy condemned both Biden and Trump for their economic policies during the pandemic. He accused them of shuttering businesses without due process and exacerbating economic inequality. He even warned against a continuation of such governance.

“If we vote for either of them again, we can expect and we will deserve more of the same.”

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