An Arizona man who claims to be John F. Kennedy’s secret love child has made headlines for his opinions on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s 2024 presidential run, in a strange and fascinating turn of events.

In a recent exclusive interview with, Richard Crummitt—who claims to be the deceased president’s illegitimate child—discussed his thoughts on John F. Kennedy Jr.’s candidacy as well as his personal search for long-kept family secrets.

The beginning of Crummitt’s extraordinary tale is his conviction that he is the offspring of a passionate liaison between socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer and JFK. Meyer, who was shot dead in 1964 for an unexplained reason, is still a major character in Kennedy family conspiracy theories.

Crummitt claims that his mother had an affair with JFK shortly before the president was killed, which led to his birth some eight months later. After then, he was placed for adoption.

But when you take into account the role of Crummitt’s adoptive father, Raymond Crummitt, the top engineer for the telephone business with a high-security clearance to work in the White House and the Pentagon, the story gets more complicated.

Crummitt claims that even before he was born, JFK and the president’s special assistant, David Powers, hatched a covert adoption scheme for him and his wife, Jennifer, via Catholic Charities.

According to Crummitt’s account, “They made the arrangements before I was even born.” The Kennedy and Meyer families have opposed Crummitt’s attempts to use DNA testing to demonstrate his kinship to the Kennedy family, despite the fact that his stepfather revealed some of this information on his deathbed in the 1980s.

In spite of his unusual allegations and turbulent family history, Crummitt has persisted in his pursuit of justice and answers. He has dedicated decades to trying to discover the truth about his birth and the enigmatic passing of Mary Pinchot Meyer, the woman he claims to be his mother.

Meyer’s 1964 murder in Washington, D.C., is still unsolved, and the mystery surrounding her passing has only grown more intriguing due to conspiracy theories.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a different Kennedy family member, has been in the news for quite different reasons than Crummitt, who is sharing his experience with the world. Kennedy Jr. has declared his intention to run for president in 2024 and promised, should he win, to look into the passing of his uncle, John F. Kennedy, and father, Robert F. Kennedy.

Nonetheless, Crummitt appears pessimistic about Kennedy Jr.’s prospects given the present political environment. He implies that Kennedy Jr.’s race for president is a “uphill battle” and that his political beliefs are out of step with the progressive political climate of today.

A compelling narrative blending elements of political ambition, historical mysteries, and family intrigue is created when these two unusual stories—one about a man who thinks he is a Kennedy love child, and the other about a prominent Kennedy family member running for the nation’s highest office—converge.

As these tales develop, they provide a window into the ongoing obsession with one of the most well-known families in America as well as the Kennedys’ lasting influence on the country’s past.