In an Instagram post, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers promoted a podcast interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a notable anti-vaxxer, by writing “#kennedy2024” and including two bicep and two heart emojis.
On Tuesday night, Rodgers endorsed Democratic presidential candidate RFK Jr.
Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of John F. Kennedy, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination this week. Next Wednesday, in Boston, Kennedy will give a speech officially launching his presidential candidacy.
When queried in August 2021 about his vaccination status, Rodgers dodged the question by saying there was “a lot of talk around it throughout the league.” He rambled, saying there were a lot of individuals “who have made statements and not made statements, owners who have made statements.”
Rodgers said, “Some of the guys on the team haven’t gotten their shots yet.” He said, in his opinion, it was a matter of choice and didn’t have any right to pass judgment on those men. It was a non-answer answer.
He then explained that he had avoided vaccinations because he was sensitive to one of the chemicals.
Rodgers, though, became more vocally anti-vaccine after his season ended.
He was also very vocal in his disapproval of Biden.
Rodgers blasted the White House in January 2022 for blaming the unvaccinated for the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday evening, Rodgers promoted his close buddy Aubrey Marcus’ podcast conversation with Kennedy by posting a link to the episode.
Marcus, like many others, is skeptical of vaccines.
Nobody has even bothered to ask Biden what he thinks about Kennedy running for president.
While President Biden was on Air Force One heading to Ireland earlier this week, he called Ethel Kennedy to wish her a happy 95th birthday.
Also vying for the Democratic nomination, once again, is self-help guru Marianne Williamson.