As the 2024 US election approaches, there is speculation about who former President Donald Trump will choose as his running mate. Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for the Trump administration and host of the War Room podcast, suggested that Robert Kennedy Jr. should be Trump’s Vice President.
Bannon made the suggestion at a public event and claimed that he received a standing ovation from the audience. Kennedy, a Democrat, announced his candidacy for the 2024 primary election on April 19, 2023, at the Plaza Hotel in Boston. Despite being a Democrat, Kennedy has received criticism for his controversial stance on vaccines and his opposition to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Some members of his family have already expressed their disapproval of his bid for the White House.
Bannon has had Kennedy as a guest on his podcast and has discussed their opinions on the government and Dr. Fauci. In his announcement speech, Kennedy stated that his goal, during his campaign and when in office, would be to end the “corrupt merger of state and corporate power.” He believes that this relationship is threatening the United States with “a new kind of corporate feudalism.”
According to Newsweek, Bannon indicated on his podcast that his first choice for Trump’s running mate would be ex-gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. However, he also mentioned that he believes Kennedy would be an “excellent” second choice.