Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gave a classy response to a question asked on News Nation this week, where he was faced with describing what kind of man he thought President Donald Trump was.
Kennedy responded, “Well, you know, here’s what I’m not going to do in this race: I’m not going to attack other people personally. I don’t think it’s good for our country and I think what I’m trying to do in this race is bring people together – to try to bridge the divide between Americans.”
Kennedy, who has emerged recently as a serious contender against Biden in the Democrat 2024 presidential primary race, was praised by President Donald Trump during an interview on “The Howie Carr” show this week.
Trump remarked that Kennedy was a “common sense guy” and a “good guy.”
The president explained, “He’s a common sense guy and so am I. So, whether you’re conservative or liberal, common sense is common sense.”
On News Nation, Kennedy described his experience onboard the funeral train carrying the body of his slain father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., in 1968. He spoke about the millions of people who lined the train route to support Kennedy’s family, pointing out that the crowds who gathered were from all walks of life.
“My father was able to harness these populace energies,” he continued. “And the last day of his life, he won the most rural state of this country, South Dakota…he was able to bridge the divide on people who would otherwise be Republican, who wanted somebody who was common sense, who was able to appeal to their idealism, who was able to find the hero in each, who was able to get them to transcend their own self-interests.”
Kennedy concluded, “And so, I’m proud that President Trump likes me, even though I don’t agree with him on most of his issues, because I don’t want to alienate people. I want to bring people TOGETHER.”
According to Rasmussen, 35 percent of Democrats today believe that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a strong chance of winning the 2024 Democrat primary nomination. Additionally, their survey of likely U.S. voters also found that 49 percent of Americans have a “favorable” impression of RFK Jr.