This Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. participated in a Twitter Spaces event to discuss his election campaign. However, for nearly an hour, the politician preferred to focus on commending Elon Musk.
The CEO of Twitter invited JFK’s nephew to participate in a public conversation after the Democratic candidate complained that Mark Zuckerberg’s company was not allowing him to campaign through Instagram because, since 2021, his user profile has remained blocked for having made posts against covid-19 vaccines.
The conversation took place this Monday, and although it was supposed to focus on RFK Jr.’s policy positions and proposals, it was striking that for about 50 minutes, the dialogue focused on the candidate’s praise for Elon Musk.
For almost an hour, the anti-vaccine activist talked about how the Twitter CEO has managed the social network and fought against censorship.
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) June 5, 2023
“I just want to tell you how much I admire you for that and how grateful I am on behalf of my country,” he said, adding that Musk was a “key instrument for rescuing American Democracy and freedom of speech.”
Kennedy also referred to the Twitter Archives deliverables and commented on how “surprised and delighted” he was when they were launched. “You’ve been portrayed as somebody [with] this sinister agenda, but you’re doing step after step that is not in your self-interest and that is clearly designed to protect freedom of speech,” he said.
After all the praise, Kennedy also used the space to criticize Joe Biden and blame him for leading the Democrats to war, noting that for the President, “violence is a legitimate political tool to achieving America’s objects abroad.”
He also spoke about the need to “seal” the border and take care of Americans before accepting asylum seekers. As expected, he also referred to the coronavirus and implied it was not an actual disease but rather a biological weapon.