'Who put the worm back in?' Internet mocks RFK Jr as he mentions former Iranian President in brutal new gaffe

'Who put the worm back in?' Internet mocks RFK Jr as he mentions former Iranian President in brutal new gaffe
Independent presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr speaks during a voter rally at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, Colorado on May 19, 2024 (NBC/YouTube)

AURORA, COLORADO: Robert F Kennedy Jr, whose campaign has emphasized his relative youth and mental sharpness, committed a significant gaffe on Sunday, May 19.

During a speech on artificial intelligence technology, Kennedy proposed that the next US President should engage in talks with several authoritarian leaders, including former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been out of office for over a decade.

“We need to be sitting down with other world leaders, with people like President Xi and President Putin and President Ahmadinejad, the prime minister, all the people—we can’t afford to be at war anymore,” Kennedy stated.



 

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi dies in a helicopter crash

RFK Jr's timing for the mistake was particularly unfortunate, as it occurred just hours after news emerged that the current President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, was reportedly involved in a helicopter crash near the country’s border with Azerbaijan, which later resulted in his death.

JABRAYAIL, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 19: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This Handout image was provided by a third-party organization and may not adhere to Getty Images’ editorial policy.) In this handout image supplied by the Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev as they inaugurate the Qiz Qalasi Dam, constructed on the Aras River on the joint borders between Iran and Azerbaijan, after which his helicopter has reportedly crashed near the city of Jolfa, on the border with Azerbaijan on May 19, 2024 in Jabrayil, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran via Getty Images)
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi was reportedly involved in a helicopter crash near the country’s border with Azerbaijan, resulting in his death
(Photo by Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran via Getty Images)

Ahmadinejad, a notable advocate of Iran’s contentious nuclear program, departed office in August 2013 and was succeeded by Hassan Rouhani.

Despite being 70 years old and an independent candidate, he often ridicules his opponents' age and tendency for similar mistakes, though there have been recent worries about his own physical and mental well-being.

Robert F Kennedy Jr makes health disclosure

Earlier this month, it surfaced that Kennedy acknowledged in a 2012 deposition having previously endured a rare parasitic worm infestation that "got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died."

In response to this revelation, Kennedy’s spokesperson redirected attention to his opponents' mental endurance. President Joe Biden, aged 81, and Donald Trump, aged 77, were cited as examples.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 13: Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks to attendees during a campaign rally at Brazos Hall on May 13, 2024 in Austin, Texas. Kennedy and his running mate Nicole Shanahan, a Silicon Valley millionaire, rallied with supporters as they continue campaigning across the country for presidency ahead of the November 5, 2024 general election. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Robert F Kennedy Jr (Getty Images)

“The issue was resolved more than 10 years ago and he is in robust physical and mental health. Questioning Mr Kennedy’s health is a hilarious suggestion, given his competition,” the Kennedy's spokesperson stated.

Kennedy later joked about the issue in a post on X (formerly Twitter), saying, "I offer to eat five more brain worms and still beat President Trump and President Biden in a debate. I feel confident of the result even with a six-worm handicap."

Internet ridicules Robert F Kennedy Jr over misidentification of Iranian Leader

A user tweeted, "I think a presidential candidate should vote in the state they live and not in NY. The guy is an effing lying grifter."

Another mocked, "He was when the worm was alive." A user said, "Blame it on the," followed by a worm emoji. 



 



 



 

"That timeline must have got eaten by the worm," read a tweet.

A user tweeted, "Okay who put the worm back in guys."

"RFK Jr. should sit down with a team of neurologists," a user mocked.



 



 



 

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