The stage is set for an unexpected drama as former President John F. Kennedy’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg, airs the family’s dirty laundry in public. The recent social media squabble, where he publicly chastised his own cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has raised more than a few eyebrows and incited quite a backlash.
The saga began when Schlossberg, whose mother is the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, launched an attack on RFK Jr. via Instagram. Schlossberg did not mince words, branding his cousin’s campaign as an “embarrassment,” and in the same breath, expressed his support for President Joe Biden’s 2024 presidential run.
A proud grandchild of JFK, Schlossberg decided to shed light on his grandfather’s legacy. According to him, JFK’s legacy encapsulates more than just the Camelot era and a web of conspiracy theories. It’s a legacy of courage and commitment to public service.
In Schlossberg’s view, Biden is the torchbearer of JFK’s vision for America, and he even took it a step further, lauding Biden as the “greatest progressive president we’ve ever had.”
Schlossberg’s admiration for Biden didn’t stop at sharing a vision. He praised Biden’s achievements, stating that under his leadership, the country has added 13 million jobs and witnessed the lowest unemployment rates in six decades.
He applauded Biden for the largest infrastructure investment since the New Deal, his commitment to green energy, his judicial appointments, and ending America’s longest war. He even credited Biden with ending the COVID pandemic, and on a more partisan note, applauded him for ending the “Donald Trump era.”
Schlossberg didn’t hold back when it came to his cousin, RFK Jr. He openly chastised him, insinuating that if RFK Jr. cared about the same issues, he too would support Biden. Instead, Schlossberg accused his cousin of capitalizing on the Kennedy name, stardom, conspiracy theories, and conflicts for his own benefit and fame.
As for RFK Jr.’s presidential aspirations, Schlossberg expressed bafflement, questioning why anyone would consider voting for him. He concluded his family-targeted tirade by labeling his cousin’s candidacy as an embarrassment and a distraction in the form of a vanity project.
Schlossberg finished his diatribe on a note of personal endorsement, expressing excitement about voting for Biden in the primary and the general election.
Unfortunately for RFK Jr., this isn’t his first rodeo with family backlash. His sisters, Kerry and Rory Kennedy, as well as his brother Joseph Kennedy II and nephew Joseph Kennedy III, have all publicly criticized his controversial remarks related to COVID-19, calling them “deplorable,” “untruthful,” and “morally and factually wrong.”
Yet, despite the internal family feud, a Rasmussen Reports survey suggests that RFK Jr. still holds a favorable position among Americans, with 49 percent holding a favorable view and 35 percent of Democrats feeling he could potentially secure the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024.
The Kennedy family drama, it seems, is far from over.