KEY POINTS

  • Some supporters of former President Trump said JFK Jr. will reappear from the dead on the 17th
  • JFK Jr. died when his single-engine plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean
  • JFK Jr.'s remains were cremated and buried at sea in 1999

Some supporters of former President Donald Trump believe he will run for the presidency again in 2024 with John F. Kennedy Jr. as his running mate.

Ray Kallatsa, a die-hard Trump supporter who attended Trump’s first rally of 2022 in Tucson, Arizona, claimed JFK Jr. is expected to reveal he's alive on the 17th. He also thinks the son of the 35th U.S. president will be the best vice president for Trump in 2024. 

“I don’t want to sound too much like a conspiracy theorist, but he’s coming back,” Kallatsa told Politico. “He’s supposed to reveal himself on the 17th if he’s truly alive. I think we’ll see him.”

JFK Jr., along with his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, died on July 16, 1999, when their single-engine plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts. 

Navy divers later recovered the bodies of all three victims from the wreckage, which was submerged under 116 feet of water. The bodies were cremated and buried at sea. 

Despite widespread news coverage of JFK Jr.’s death, many Trump supporters still believe that the death was a ruse and that he would reappear from the dead. Many who attended Trump’s rally were spotted wearing shirts with the faces of both Trump and Kennedy Jr. 

The conspiracy theories come as Trump on Saturday held a rally in Arizona where he repeatedly promoted that the 2020 election was stolen, claiming that thousands of mail-in ballots were counted even if the voter was no longer living in the address. 

The figures were based on a report by cybersecurity firm Cyber Ninjas. Republicans hired the company to examine the election in Arizona. However, election officials later dismissed the report, saying they did not find any evidence of voter fraud.

During the Saturday rally, the former president also made several inflammatory statements about the Democratic party’s stance on abortion and claimed former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam allowed babies to be killed after birth. 

Trump was referring to a Facebook meme suggesting Northam was in favor of legalizing infanticide. A spokesperson for Gov. Northam later disproved the allegations, adding that the then-governor was “absolutely not” in favor of euthanizing infants born after a failed abortion.

Donald Trump is expected to rehearse a familiar litany of complaints at the rally in Florence, Arizona Donald Trump is expected to rehearse a familiar litany of complaints at the rally in Florence, Arizona Photo: AFP / MANDEL NGAN