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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Condemned over Claims COVID-19 Was “Ethnically Targeted”

HeadlineJul 18, 2023

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been condemned for racist and antisemitic remarks after he said COVID-19 was “targeted to” certain ethnicities. RFK Jr. made the comments while speaking at a dinner in Manhattan last week; a recording was published by the New York Post tabloid.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: ”COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.”

“The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said. On Monday, his sister Kerry Kennedy, who heads the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, strongly condemned what she called her brother’s “deplorable and untruthful” remarks. She said, “His statements do not represent what I believe or what Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights stand for, with our 50-plus-year track record of protecting rights and standing against racism and all forms of discrimination.” Rolling Stone reports that RFK Jr. — who’s running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination — has been raking in cash from dozens of major Republican donors.

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