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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leaves the Democratic Party to run for US president as an independent candidate.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Leaves Democratic Party to Run as Independent for US President

Pro-Crypto Candidate Chooses Independence

In a surprising turn of events, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., also known as RFK Jr., announced at a rally in Philadelphia on October 9th that he was withdrawing from the Democratic primaries to run as an independent candidate for the presidency of the United States. “I am here to declare myself as an independent candidate,” he declared.

A Vision for Cryptocurrencies

Known for his support of cryptocurrencies, Kennedy has revealed that one of his administration’s goals would be to establish the United States as the global hub for cryptocurrencies. In July, he unveiled plans to back the USD with “hard currency,” such as gold, silver, platinum, and Bitcoin (BTC).

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A Vocal Opponent of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Kennedy has also been a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve’s instant payment system, FedNow, equating it to a central bank digital currency (CBDC). In a now-deleted tweet, he warned of the “slippery slope” towards financial enslavement and political tyranny that CBDCs could lead to, even suggesting that they could pave the way for a Bitcoin ban and confiscation. In response, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board launched a public awareness campaign to differentiate FedNow from a CBDC.

Looking Ahead

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s decision to run as an independent candidate has shaken up the political landscape. With his pro-crypto stance and vision for a cryptocurrency-driven America, his campaign is sure to attract attention and spark debates on the future of digital currencies. Whether or not he will succeed in his bid for the presidency remains to be seen, but his entry into the race as an independent candidate has certainly added an intriguing twist to the upcoming elections.

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