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‘Go F*ck Himself’: Libertarians Wary Of Trump, RFK Jr. Too

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Members of the Libertarian Party are divided about leadership’s decision to allow former President Donald Trump and Independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at the party’s national convention this weekend.

Trump is scheduled to address party members Saturday evening at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C., while Kennedy spoke on Friday. However, members running for president and the chairmanship hold varying views of both candidates’s participation in the convention.

Libertarian National Committee Chair candidate Mark Rutherford called the decision to invite both candidates “inappropriate.”

“Trump’s inappropriate, so is Kennedy, because they are going to be competing against our candidates,” Rutherford said to the Washington Examiner. “This is about our candidates. That should be the focus. I don’t care — the publicity. It’s going to confuse people. Why are these people here? Are they Kennedy supporters? Are they Trump supporters? Who are they?”

The party’s business was interrupted Friday night after one delegate attempted to issue a motion to remove Trump from the schedule. Another delegate then shouted into the microphone that the party should tell Trump to “go f*** himself” and attempted to rush the stage before being removed from the room.

Possible vice presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy also received boos during his speech when he brought up Trump.

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