RFK Jr apologizes for Super Bowl ad copying JFK ad

Robert Kennedy Jr., an independent candidate for the presidency of the United States, has issued an apology to members of his famous family who may have been dismayed or outraged by an ad that aired Sunday night during the Super Bowl. The ad, which featured images of Robert Kennedy’s son in a vintage look, was neither more nor less a rerun or a copy of a famous ad by his uncle, John Kennedy, during the campaign that was to lead him to office. the presidency in 1960, with the same slogans, the same music, the same style.

“I am sincerely sorry if the Super Bowl commercial caused any pain to any members of my family,” he wrote on no participation or endorsement of my campaign. FEC rules prohibit Super PACs from consulting me or my staff. I love you all. God bless you. »

The Super PAC in question spent $7 million on this 30-second ad intended to help RFK Jr, whose campaign is denounced by members of the Kennedy clan, who consider it harmful to their family’s legacy because conspiratorial and anti-vaxx ideas of the 70-year-old candidate as well as the re-election of Joe Biden.

American Values ​​is largely financed by Tim Mellon, a pro-Trump billionaire who has already sunk $15 million into it. Despite his apology, RFK Jr continues to promote the Super PAC ad on his X account:

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