2016 Republican Rival Endorses Trump for President
Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who ran for president during the 2016 race, endorsed former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid, saying that Americans “are in danger of losing our country” otherwise.
“Trump may not be warm and cuddly, but he is a warrior, and that is what we need right now,” Mr. Jindal, a Republican who dropped out of the presidential race in 2015, wrote on social media.
Notably, the former governor was a critic of the former president during the 2016 campaign, although Mr. Jindal ultimately said he voted for him.
“I just had a great conversation with President Trump, and I told him that he has my full and complete endorsement to win back the White House and Make America Great Again!” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday.
The former two-term Louisiana governor also noted that “Trump will be the Republican nominee, and everyone knows that, especially the Democrats who are already spending millions attacking him in an attempt to destroy him.
Elaborating, Mr. Jindal wrote: “Trump is a proven leader and fighter, who appointed transformational judges when in office. We cannot afford to take a chance; we need somebody who’s proven to fight for us, and everyone must admit that Trump is a fighter like no one else.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Comes Out in Favor of Reparations
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. departed from his usual moderate posturing by coming out in favor of reparations.
Kennedy favoring reparations may be a politically strategic move to pull support from President Joe Biden, who has remained silent on the issue. Earlier this year, for instance, the White House refused to provide an answer on the subject, opting to leave it up to Congress.
“Communities that were specifically targeted for destruction need to be specifically targeted for repair,” Kennedy states on his campaign website. “During Jim Crow, Black banks, businesses, hospitals, schools, and farms were targeted for destruction. Racists knew that without these, the Black community had no chance of building wealth. We must set federal dollars aside to rebuild Black infrastructure.”
“These programs complement direct redress payments or tax credits to the descendants of the victims of Jim Crow and other victims of persecution,” the statement continues. “RFK Jr. will find ways to offer this redress that are legal, fair, and win the approval of Americans of all races.”
In a July interview with YouTuber Math Hoffa, Kennedy said that those measures would be “less likely to contribute to polarization between blacks and whites because it benefits everybody. Everybody, even people who are Trumpers … everybody wants business to work and to flourish.”