Jack Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, backed Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
When asked if he was approving or predicting, he replied“Both.”
Kennedy, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy and the son of his slain brother Robert F. Kennedy, is like Dorsey a strong supporter of Bitcoin, which he recently described as an “exercise of democracy”.
Last month, Kennedy delivered a well-received message opening speech at a Bitcoin conference in Miami. He called Bitcoin a “bulwark” against “government and corporate expansion and intrusion.”
“As president, I will ensure that your right to own and use Bitcoin is inviolable,” he added.
He is committed to defending the right of self-custody of Bitcoin and other digital assets. “You should be able to own your own private keys, the same way you own your car keys or you own your wallet… I don’t think the government has the right to demand access to your key bitcoin or any of your passwords. Saying otherwise to cede essential territory to the surveillance state.
Anti-vaccine activist, Kennedy frequently and controversially attacked Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, over his handling of the pandemic, accusing him of orchestrating ‘fascism’ and writing a book on the subject.
When a Twitter user commented that there was “no chance the DNC (Democratic National Committee) would allow him to be nominated”, Dorsey replied, “Even more reason.” he later added that the DNC “seems more out of place by the day” and wrote “end of an empire”, to which You’re here CEO and current owner of Twitter, Elon Musk replied with two fire emoji.
Twitter Spaces also played a big role in politics last month, when Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for president there, although technical issues ruined the event.
On Friday night, Musk tweeted“System being upgraded and stress tested ahead of @RobertKennedyJr’s interview on Monday.”
When a Twitter user commented that Kennedy’s shaky voice was “a problem”, Dorsey replied calling it a “super power”, saying it sets the candidate apart.