On Sunday, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said that mainstream media are attacking him in an “unprecedented” way that rivals even beyond how former President Donald Trump has been scrutinized.
“It’s interesting to me because I’ve been really, you know, slammed in a way that I think is unprecedented, even more than President Trump was slammed by the mainstream, by the corporate media,” said Kennedy in an interview with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo on her “Sunday Morning Futures” show over the weekend.
“But the Harris Harvard poll [The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll] came out — the gold standard poll — I think 2,500 people yesterday showed that my popularity is greater than…I think 20 points more than any other political candidate, so, somehow, the American people are hearing what I’m saying,” added Kennedy.
Kennedy told Bartiromo that if everyone believed the negative press against him, his unfavorability ratings should be “off the charts,” but that hasn’t been the case.
“I mean, listen, if I believe the stuff that’s written about me in the papers and reported about me on the mainstream sites, I would not have any, I would definitely not vote for me and…I would think I was a very despicable person,” said Kennedy.
Kennedy continues to face scrutiny from mainstream media outlets over views, comments
Kennedy continues to face harsh scrutiny from mainstream media outlets over his push for more testing and transparency in the vaccine authorization process and opposition to government censorship. He was recently accused of antisemitism after a comment about bioweapons being developed by countries, including China and the U.S., and how there was an “argument” that Covid may have been “ethnically targeted.”
“It had nothing to do with antisemitic, and it’s not a conspiracy theory,” said Kennedy. “I simply said that we ought to be worried about the billions of dollars that are being spent by the most powerful governments in the world to develop ethnic bioweapons, and that is happening all over the world right now.”
“I cited a 2021 paper by the Cleveland Clinic that suggested that Covid-19 was not deliberately created in this way that is disproportionately impacted certain races and the races that were most impacted because of the docking mechanism configuration on the furin cleave was most compatible with…people of African descent and with Caucasians and least compatible with…people of African descent and with Caucasians and least compatible with ethnic Chinese and Finns and Ashkenazi Jews,” Kennedy explained. “I never suggested that that was deliberately made by the Chinese or anybody else. It’s just a fact.”
Kennedy’s poll numbers have remained steady since the launch of his 2024 presidential campaign, despite media attacks. Recent polling by Fox News shows him commanding 16% of the Democratic primary vote.
A recent Quinnipiac poll showed that almost half of U.S. voters would consider a third-party candidate. Still, Kennedy has stressed he is only interested in running as a Democrat.