On Wednesday, Patrick Bet-David and the Valuetainment Team were joined live in-studio by presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for a special Town Hall event.
Kennedy, who comes from one of America’s most iconic political dynasties, broke from his family tradition and declared his candidacy as an Independent, challenging the establishment on both sides of the aisle.
As an accomplished environmental lawyer and vocal critic of Big Pharma, Kennedy is no stranger to fighting the big battles — but will that tenacity be enough to carry him into the White House?
In front of a live studio audience and an online audience of thousands, Kennedy addressed the most important parts of his platform, the state of American politics, and his own family’s storied history.
Here are some of the standout moments from this one-of-a-kind event:
1. “He’s Got Every Gift” – RFK Discusses the DeSantis-Newsom Debate
Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis faced off against California Governor Gavin Newsom in a televised debate, pitting the philosophies of East and West Coast against each other.
Despite coming from the same political party as Newsom, Kennedy’s assessment of the debate did not rank the California governor very highly. According to RFK, Newsom “is an all-star in how he carried himself,” but his record — particularly during COVID-19 — is impossible to defend.
Kennedy’s own time in California highlighted the problem perfectly: closed businesses, dangerous streets, and rampant drug use have destroyed the once-great state.
2. “Getting REAL Money” – How Does the Kennedy Campaign Get Funding?
Current estimates suggest that presidential candidates from the major parties will spend a combined total of $2.4 billion on advertising in 2024. While Kennedy’s campaign has seen some of the largest-ever support for a third-party candidate, he is still well short of his competition.
So how does RFK plan to catch up without caving in to big donors and super PACs?
According to Kennedy, the secret lies in building lists of supporters rather than courting special interests. However, as a third-party candidate, he will need to provide $15 million per state to appear on the ballot…meaning his fundraising battle is far from over.
3. “We Consume 50 Plastic Bags Per Year!” – The Chemical Poisoning of the American People
Much of Kennedy’s legal career focused on fighting endocrine disruptors and “forever chemicals” polluting the environment.
Citing studies conducted on frogs, RFK revealed the harmful effects of chemicals commonly found in the country’s drinking water.
“If it is increasing [fertility problems], shouldn’t we do studies to see if the chemicals impacting frogs are also affecting humans?” Kennedy asked.
He continued by pledging to compel the National Institute of Health to return to the standards of the past and once again conduct reliable research on these dangerous compounds.