In his most recent statement, Trump vowed to make public all remaining secret information on the 1963 killing of John F. Kennedy.
EXCLUSIVE: Trump vows to release all of the JFK assassination files: 'I will release everything else' https://t.co/DtJynJqoK4 pic.twitter.com/XHPdha0Qs5— The Messenger (@TheMessenger) May 15, 2023
During his first year in office, President Trump declassified over 2,800 papers in October 2017 on the killing of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. However, he did not reveal all of the records; instead, he said he had “no choice” but to keep some hidden at the insistence of the FBI and CIA. In October of 2018, Trump took it a step further and ordered that all remaining documents be made public within three years. The deadline was missed, unfortunately. Even when President Biden released further batches of information in 2021 and 2022, some of them remain secret to this day.
If Trump is re-elected next year, he will fulfill a promise he made on May 15 to release the remaining classified JFK materials “very early in [his] term.” If given the opportunity, he will reveal every piece of information our government has been hiding concerning the assassination.
Trump is a recognized believer in several conspiracies involving John F. Kennedy. During the GOP primary race in May 2016, he claimed on Fox News the father of rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) had been with Oswald “prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot. That was reported, and nobody talks about it.”. Cruz’s campaign blasted the claim, which originated from an article in the National Enquirer, calling it “another garbage story.” It certainly caused a fuss at the time, though.
Who knows what additional conspiracies may arise if Trump is elected in the next year and the remaining JFK files are released. Many of us are curious as to what transpired at Dealey Plaza all those years ago.