2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has lots of opinions that differ with both the Democratic party, which he is a member of, and what the narrative in the mainstream media is blanketing the country with.
For one, Kennedy isn’t buying the company line on issues like Ukraine, immigration and Covid. He is also a staunch bitcoin advocate, putting him at odds with progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who openly touts her disdain for the cryptocurrency.
Just last week he commented on how Canada’s repression of its truckers during Covid led him to the conclusion that bitcoin is “free money”, telling a conference: “When I witnessed this cataclysm—this devastating use of government repression—I realized for the first time how free money is as important to freedom as free expression.”
He continued: “Bitcoin is a bulwark against precisely this kind of government and corporate expansion and intrusion. As president, I will make sure that your right to hold and use Bitcoin is inviolable.”
Also last week, Kennedy clashed with commentator Krystal Ball about his stance on vaccines, in an “interview” that was actually Ball spending 10 minutes cutting off and interrupting Kennedy while he tried to calmly explain the reasoning for his skepticism.
Mediaite covered the interview, noting that “for years Kennedy has been anti-vaccine and his advocacy has reached new heights since the Covid pandemic.”
Ball openly challenged Kennedy, stating: “This scenario where you and I have significant differences and just to level with you on this, like a lot of what you say I really respond to, I think you’re a very genuine person, but… whether you wanna call it vaccine skepticism or anti-vaxx advocacy…for me personally, it’s an issue and it’s a real sort of red line.”
When Kennedy asked what Ball thought he “got it wrong”, she replied: “Well, I think you get it wrong when you draw a correlation between the rise of things like autism and the introduction of vaccines, when there isn’t hard scientific evidence tying those things together. I’ve listened to hours of interviews with you, with an open mind and I’m not persuaded.”
Kennedy responded: “I’m not leading with my opinions about vaccines. What I say to people is, show me where I got it wrong. Show me where I got my science wrong. I’ve written books about this…”
“But I think people have shown you where things are wrong, but you don’t wanna hear it,” Ball replied, cutting him off. “I will take a look at it, but I don’t think that it’s fair to say nobody has ever pointed out anything that’s been wrong.”
Kennedy responded: “People complain about what I say. Again, I’m not leading on this issue. So people can either take it or leave it, but if you want to — what you just said about me that I’m sort of hardheaded and stubborn and I just won’t give in, you’re wrong about that. If somebody shows me where I’m wrong, I’m gonna correct it.”
You can watch the full “interview” here on the Breaking Point YouTube channel or here: