Jack Schlossberg Is the Spitting Image of Uncle JFK Jr.

Jack Schlossberg Is the Spitting Image of Uncle JFK Jr.
Jack Schlossberg Is the Spitting Image of Uncle JFK Jr.
Erica Gonzales
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From Prevention

  • Jack Schlossberg, the only grandson of President John F. Kennedy, spoke at the Democratic National Convention with his mother, Caroline Kennedy.

  • The mother-son duo endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden and recalled JFK's own nomination for president 60 years ago.

  • Viewers quickly reacted to Schlossberg on Twitter, noting his resemblance to his late uncle, John F. Kennedy Jr.

The unlikely star of the Democratic National Convention? Jack Schlossberg, President John F. Kennedy's only grandson. The 27-year-old and his mother, Caroline Kennedy, appeared at the virtual event via remote video to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and recall President Kennedy's own accepting of the nomination six decades ago.

"It was a call for the young at heart, regardless of age or party," Schlossberg said of JFK's acceptance speech. "Times have changed, but the themes of my grandfather's speech—courage, unity, and patriotism—are as important today as they were in 1960. And once again, we need a leader who believes America's best days are yet to come. We need Joe Biden."

He also invoked his grandfather's "Ask not what your country can do for you" quote. "In this election, our future is on the ballot," Schlossberg added. "For my generation, it will define the rest of our lives. We need to tackle climate change. We need to end systemic racial injustice. We need to make health care available for everybody. And we need to rebuild an economy that helps working families. We can do this. We can reach new frontiers only with a president who asks what he can do with our country."

Viewers on Twitter, unsurprisingly, found a new political crush in Schlossberg and even pointed out his striking resemblance to his uncle, the late John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in 1999. Though their physical likeness isn't exactly breaking news, there are similarities in their careers as well.

Photo credit: Barry King - Getty Images
Photo credit: Barry King - Getty Images

Rather than head to Washington like his other family members, Kennedy, nicknamed John-John, became a lawyer, journalist, and publisher. He didn't stray far from politics though, as he started the political magazine George. Schlossberg, a Yale and Harvard graduate, followed his uncle's foray into media, writing for publications including The Washington Post and TIME, according to Esquire. He did, however, spend time in the Capitol as a former senate page and intern to John Kerry.

Overlapping careers aside, Twitter still focused on how much Schlossberg looks like his late uncle. Read some of the best reactions below.

For those asking for more, yes, he is on Instagram.

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