JFK Jr 'would have run for president in 2020'

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  • Kathy McKeon worked as Jackie Kennedy-Onassis' personal assistant for 13 years 
  • She told Avenue Magazine this week that she believes JFK Jr. would have run for president if he hadn't died in a plane crash at the age of 38 in 1999
  • It's JFK Jr's death that McKeon believes prompted his older sister Caroline, to get into public service
  • 'I really think she might be the first lady president,' McKeon said

By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com

Published: 09:38 EDT, 11 October 2017 | Updated: 10:13 EDT, 11 October 2017

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JFK Jr (pictured) would have run for president if he hadn't died in a 1999 plane crash, his mother's former assistant said this week 
JFK Jr (pictured) would have run for president if he hadn't died in a 1999 plane crash, his mother's former assistant said this week 

JFK Jr (pictured) would have run for president if he hadn't died in a 1999 plane crash, his mother's former assistant said this week 

If he hadn't died in a plane crash in 1999, JFK Jr would have run for president, his mother's former assistant says.

Kathy McKeon, 72, worked for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for 13 years, living with the former first lady in her Upper East Side apartment where she watched the Kennedy kids grow up. 

In an Avenue Magazine story about Caroline Kennedy, McKeon is quoted as saying she thinks John John would have followed in his father's footsteps to seek the White House.  

'If her brother wasn’t gone, he’d probably be running for president,' McKeon said. 

Tragically, JFK Jr was just 38 years old in 1999 when he crashed his private plane off Martha's Vineyard flying to a family wedding. His wife Carolyn and sister-in-law were on board and both perished as well. 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' former assistant Kathy McKeon believes Caroline Kennedy was motivated to enter public service because of her father and younger brother's death. Former President Kennedy pictured with his wife and two kids above in 1963
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' former assistant Kathy McKeon believes Caroline Kennedy was motivated to enter public service because of her father and younger brother's death. Former President Kennedy pictured with his wife and two kids above in 1963

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' former assistant Kathy McKeon believes Caroline Kennedy was motivated to enter public service because of her father and younger brother's death. Former President Kennedy pictured with his wife and two kids above in 1963

McKeon believes JFK Jr's death motivated Caroline to continue the family's political dynasty herself. 

'When Caroline was growing up, she always said she wanted to be a wife and mother, and she is a very good mother. But the Kennedys are go-getters who never give up, and after John died, I think Caroline had that sense of duty in her to follow in her father’s footsteps, and I believe she’ll pull it off,' McKeon said. 

Recently, there have been whisperings that Caroline is looking to run for Congress, a position that could serve as a launch pad for future White House runs.  She already has the clout of serving a successful term as Ambassador to Japan for President Obama under her belt. 

'I really think she might be the first lady president,' McKeon.  

Recently, there have been whisperings that Caroline (pictured last year) is looking to run for Congress, a position that could serve as a launch pad for future White House runs
Recently, there have been whisperings that Caroline (pictured last year) is looking to run for Congress, a position that could serve as a launch pad for future White House runs

Recently, there have been whisperings that Caroline (pictured last year) is looking to run for Congress, a position that could serve as a launch pad for future White House runs

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