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Joe Kennedy: JFK, RFK and Teddy Would Have Fought Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:33 AM

Rep. Joe Kennedy III says his storied political family — John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Teddy Kennedy — would have battled the policies of President Donald Trump.

"I think if you look at the values that members of my family stood for, they would be fighting this very hard," Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, says an interview with Irish America magazine.

Kennedy, who delivered the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union address last week, said he's alarmed by Trump's combative style.

"You have a Republican president who not only is trying to govern from, perhaps, a Republican or conservative ideology – although I might take an issue with that characterization as well – but is unwilling or unable to actually engage in any aspect of bi-partisanship," Kennedy told the magazine's Niall O'Dowd.

"That is something I haven't seen since I have been in office, but I am also unfamiliar with anyone ever having seen it. All the conversations I overheard or participated in around my family when I was a kid were about how to move things along.

Sure, you had disagreements on ideology, but you find a way. That is why this administration's major policies, whether its healthcare or the budget or taxes, is so worrisome. In order for somebody to win, somebody else has to lose."

Kennedy, 37, added that he has "chuckled at the number of comparisons that I have seen made between President Trump's tax plan and the one put forth by President Kennedy."

Asked if he may one day run for president, Kennedy said: "I wouldn't make grand plans on that; I wouldn't hold your breath."

Kennedy, who has represented Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since 2013, is the grandson of Senator and Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and great-nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy.

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