NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 5:18 PM
What would one the greatest American leaders think of one of the worst?
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest of Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy’s 11 children and former lieutenant governor of Maryland, said her uncle, President John F. Kennedy, would think Donald Trump is a “tragedy.”
“I think my uncle and my father would think it’s a tragedy that a person with so much charisma could use it in such dangerous ways,” she told Confidenti@l at Tuesday night’s Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Awards at the New York Hilton. “(They) would both disagree with everything that he is saying.”
“People like Donald Trump can always use people’s fears to his advantage, but the real geniuses and great leaders are the ones who get people over their fears,” the attorney said of the front runner for the Republican candidacy, who has called for Muslims to be barred from entering the US.
“What my father said, life is dangerous but we always have to care about those who are left out and left behind,” she added, “And there’s a voice for the voiceless and I don’t think Donald Trump is doing that.”