Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey officially revealed his 2024 presidential pick Sunday, calling Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. the best Democratic candidate who stood a chance against GOP hopefuls Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
In a Sunday Twitter post, Dorsey shared a clip from an interview Kennedy gave on Fox News’ The Faulkner Focus in which he argued that he was the best candidate that could provide a Democratic victory over Republican rivals Trump and DeSantis. Dorsey appeared to agree with Kennedy, tweeting simply “He can and will.”
He can and will https://t.co/zrKLc2BKhz
— jack (@jack) June 4, 2023
Kennedy is the 69-year-old son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, a designation that in and of itself has earned him support from some voters. An SSRS Opinion panel conducted by CNN in May 2023 found that 20% of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents were liable to support Kennedy in his presidential bid simply because of his family name and connections.
Founder of the anti-vaccine charity, Children’s Health Defense, Kennedy was a strong opponent of Covid vaccination mandates and was even banned from social media platforms after speaking out against the vaccine. Before announcing his candidacy, Kennedy stated that his “top priority” as president would be seeking an end to “the corrupt merger between state and corporate power.”
That merger, Kennedy argued, “has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedoms,” he stated. “Together we can restore America’s democracy,” he continued.
Kennedy told Faulkner that internal polls have shown that he has more support when stacked against Trump and DeSantis than Biden. “The DNC is going to try to discredit me as a ‘conspiracy theorist’, but what I would say is if I’m a conspiracy theorist, show me something I got wrong,” Kennedy argued, alluding to his vocal opposition to Covid-19 lockdowns and questions over the vaccine mandates. (RELATED: ‘We’re Not Getting A Free And Fair Election’: Watters Blasts DNC For Not Holding Primary Debates)
When a Twitter user asked Dorsey whether he was simply predicting Kennedy’s chances at winning the presidency or if his tweet meant the co-founder was endorsing Kennedy’s platform, Dorsey replied, “Both.”
When another user commented that the Democratic National Committee would never allow Kennedy to become the nominee, Dorsey conceded the point but added, “[The DNC] seem to be more irrelevant by the day.”