RFK Jr gets his first major endorsement for Chief – Aaron Rodgers: Packers QB who said he was ‘vaccinated’ against COVID indicates support for anti-vaccine conspiracy theory
- Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign got a boost Tuesday night from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
- “kennedy2024,” Rodgers wrote on an Instagram story, sharing an upcoming interview with Kennedy, a leading anti-vaxxer.
- Rodgers drew a wave of suspicion with his vaccine skepticism, telling reporters he had been ‘vaccinated’ before revealing he had not received any COVID-19 vaccines.
Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign got a boost Tuesday night from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“#kennedy2024,” Rodgers wrote and included two biceps and two heart emojis in his Instagram story, where he shared a reel promoting an upcoming podcast interview with Kennedy, a leading anti-vaccination campaigner.
Last week, Kennedy — the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of Robert F. Kennedy – that he intends to run against President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination. Kennedy will deliver his campaign launch speech next Wednesday in Boston.
Rodgers’ interest in Kennedy as a candidate is unsurprising.
In the sports world, Rodgers made headlines for his vaccine skepticism, claiming before the 2021 NFL season that he had been ‘vaccinated’, before a bout with COVID-19 revealed he had never received COVID vaccines.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) indicated on Instagram Tuesday night that he supports Robert Kennedy Jr.’s anti-vaccination presidential bid (right).
Rodgers wrote “#kennedy2024” and included the biceps and heart emoji as he shared a promotional reel of a session Kennedy did with podcaster Aubrey Marcus, another vaccine skeptic.
“You know, there’s a lot of conversation around it, around the league, a lot of players who have made statements and haven’t made statements, statement holders who have made statements,” Rodgers said when asked about the vaccination status in August 2021. shy.
There are guys on the team who haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal decision. “I’m not going to judge these guys,” Rodgers continued. There are vaccinated men who got COVID. It’s an interesting issue that I think we’ll see throughout the season.”
It was later revealed that he did not get the vaccines because he was allergic to an ingredient used to make the vaccines.
But after his season ended, Rodgers became more publicly anti-extremist.
He has also publicly criticized Biden.
In January 2022, Rodgers criticized “this fake White House” for suggesting that the coronavirus pandemic was an epidemic of the unvaccinated.
When the President of the United States says, “This is an epidemic of the unvaccinated,” it is because of him and his constituents, and I don’t know how any of it is if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I think he got 81 million votes. But when you say things like that, and then you have the CDC, who, how do you trust them, but then they come out and talk about 75% of COVID deaths have at least four comorbidities. And you still have this fake White House group saying this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and that doesn’t help the conversation,” Rodgers said. he said in an interview with ESPN.
On Tuesday night, Rodgers shared a promotional ad for his friend Aubrey Marcus’ interview with Kennedy podcast.
Marcus is also a vaccine skeptic and sat down with Kennedy before the Democrat announced his presidential candidacy.
“I think he’s going to carry on the legacy of his uncle, John F. Kennedy, and his father, Robert Kennedy, and we talk about that a little bit on this podcast,” Marcus said in the video shared by Rodgers.
Biden has yet to be asked what he thought of Kennedy launching a presidential bid.
However, when he was aboard Air Force One traveling to Ireland earlier this week, Biden called Kennedy’s mother Ethel to wish her a happy 95th birthday.
Self-help guru Marian Williamson also ran in the Democratic primary.