Former Clinton aide Jay Carson has somewhat surprisingly endorsed Robert F. Kennedy Jr., abandoning the Democratic Party to support Kennedy’s run as an independent.
That’s according to the Daily Beast’s weekly newsletter Confider, which said Carson was joining a Hollywood list of Kennedy 2024 supporters.
“Anti-vaccine political scion Robert Kennedy Jr.’s run for office has attracted a bevy of media profiles and big-name endorsements from the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Robbie Williams, Joe Rogan, Woody Harrelson, Pierce Brosnan, and Alicia Silverstone,” the article reported.
The common denominator between Carson and Kennedy is sobriety, and he believes his friend is ready to be the next president.
“I remain a full-time screenwriter, but I’m trying to do what I can to help Bobby win because I think our country needs a president who understands how deeply the system is broken, but who is also sane and competent enough to fix it,” Carson said in a statement to Confider.
In addition to serving as Hillary Clinton’s press secretary for her 2008 presidential campaign, which was stopped in its tracks by Barack Obama, Carson also served time as the communications director for the Clinton Foundation.
And he takes issue with how RFK Jr. is being portrayed by the media, which appears to be all in with President Biden again after all but singlehandedly getting him elected in 2020.
“As someone who worked in government and politics for almost two decades, I’ve been most struck by how the Bobby I’ve been reading about and who is portrayed on TV doesn’t resemble the kind and honest and courageous person I’ve come to know,” Carson said. “I’d like to help bridge that gap so people know they have another choice on the ballot in November.”
Treatment he will get a firsthand taste of now that he has strayed from the Democratic plantation.
Case in point, a “top Democratic strategist with ties to the Biden campaign” told Confider in response to Carson’s endorsement, “A fiction writer working for a delusional conspiracy theorist. Tracks.”
On that note, Carson was a consultant on Netflix’s popular House Of Cards drama series that starred Kevin Spacey.
Suffice it to say, social media was less than impressed with Carson’s backing:
And we shld care….why?
— Dastardly Democrat it’s been a bad day (@LifeLongWanderR) November 21, 2023
— Marc (@CnoirBlaque) November 21, 2023
— Maureen (@soaprookie) November 21, 2023