RFK, Jr. Says a Worm Ate His Brain But He’s All Better Now

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In a deposition from one of his divorces back in 2012, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said that a parasitic worm ate part of his brain. The presidential candidate reassures the New York Times that he’s fine now. The discovery of the parasite that ate part of his brain was made when rival campaigns started doing a deep dive into vetting RFK, which happens to everyone who runs for president.

RFK said in the deposition that he was left with “cognitive problems” after the worm ate his brain. It sounds like he was probably angling to pay his ex-wife less money due to diminished earning capacity from the brain-eating worm.

He testified that he initially thought maybe he had a brain tumor. Doctors then advised him that his problems were “caused by a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died.”

“I have cognitive problems, clearly,” he said. “I have short-term memory loss, and I have longer-term memory loss that affects me.”

Based on observing the White House for the past three years, those don’t seem like problems that would prevent a person from being in charge of the country.

Manter Laboratory for Parasitology curator Scott Gardener told the New York Times that the cells in RFK’s brain have probably calcified around the dead worm, “almost like a tumor that’s there forever.

“It’s not going to go anywhere,” Gardener added.

Infectious disease experts suspect that the worm that ate RFK’s brain was a pork tapeworm larva. The important thing to note is that the presidential candidate says he is all better now. Just because a worm ate his brain doesn’t mean he is unfit to serve as president.

Joe Biden could not be reached for comment.