Mr Kennedy’s assassination on 22 November 1963 rocked the world and speculation over whether the hit by Lee Harvey Oswald was authorised by another party has never gone away.
Mr Trump is no stranger to the conspiracy theories that have swirled ever since the shocking day when the popular President was gunned down while sitting next to his wife as they were driven through the streets of Dallas.
During the 2016 presidential campaign Mr Trump made an unfounded claim that the father of Republican rival Senator Ted Cruz was associated with Oswald – a claim he has never reneged on or apologized for.
Experts who have studied the assassination in detail believe there are around 3,100 previously unreleased files containing tens of thousands of never-before-seen material – some of which pertain to Oswald’s six-day trip to Mexico City around two months before the assassination.
Oswald – who had been monitored by the CIA – was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby on 24 November – just a month after the Kennedy assassination.
Some believe the papers might show the extent to which the CIA was aware of the relations between Oswald and the Cubans and Soviets.