THE PRESIDENT THAT NEVER WAS

How different would the 21st century have looked had John F. Kennedy Jr. lived? Impossible to say, of course, but that hasn’t stopped some observers casting the liberal scion in the role of American saviour.

John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Not long ago, a fresh rumour gained traction amid the phantasmagoria of the QAnon conspiracy theory-industrial complex. It held that John F. Kennedy Jr. had faked his death in a plane crash in 1999 and was about to emerge from a Pennsylvania bolthole to be declared Donald Trump’s vice-presidential pick for the 2020 election. Some went further, positing that JFK Jr. was responsible for the recondite call-to-action postings of Q himself.

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Stuart Husband

Published

October 2021

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