Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy claimed in an interview with Joe Rogan that he could be the target of an assassination attempt.
The statement came as the contestant told the podcaster he believes the CIA orchestrated the murders of his uncle, former President John F. Kennedy, and his late father, Robert F. Kennedy.
“What do you think will happen when you come into office?” Rogan asked in one clip from the interview posted on YouTube.
“They believe the intelligence services were involved. What is happening to you?”
Kennedy replied that he had to be careful.
“I am aware of this danger,” he said.
“I don’t live in fear of it at all. But I am not stupid and I take precautions.”
Kennedy also provided more details about what he believed led to his uncle’s assassination.
The candidate noted that while JFK was more anti-war than his predecessors, he was surrounded by advisors who supported the “military-industrial complex.”
The theory is that the US military and intelligence agencies are meddling in wars abroad to prop up parts of the domestic economy.
Kennedy claimed that JFK eventually became a target for these officials because he was reluctant to send troops to places like Cuba, Vietnam and Laos.
Although Kennedy admitted that his uncle relented on some occasions, he maintained that it was not enough to save his life.
The candidate claimed that JFK was assassinated a month after he ordered the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam in 1963.
Kennedy said he wanted to bring his uncle’s perspective on foreign policy back to the White House.
“We should project economic power around the world and not military power. That would make us much stronger,” he said.
“[JFK]believed that the view of America abroad should not be that of a soldier with a gun,” the candidate said.
“It should be a Peace Corps volunteer building wells, and it should be USAID helping poor people, and it should be the Alliance for Progress building middle classes (housing).”
Robert Kennedy Jr. started his 2024 presidential campaign in April.
A short clip of the entire episode was viewed nearly a million times in one day and garnered thousands of comments from fans praying for Kennedy’s safety and praising his courage.
“We must protect this man at all costs!! He is our voice for the world!! Kudos Mr Kennedy…” one person wrote.
“I was hoping he would talk about his family. After everything they’ve been through and are still relevant,” another person wrote. “Respect!”
A third person wrote: “I just watched the whole episode and was hooked. This guy is the type of real leader we could use right now. Thanks to Joe for having him with us.”
The CIA did not immediately respond to the US Sun’s request for comment.