One significant surprise from this year’s GOP debate was Ramaswamy, who received praise of the highest order from former President Trump for his comments on the stage, but what did he say to make Trump so happy?
Former President Donald Trump expressed surprising appreciation for fellow candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s defense during the Republican primary debate.
Trump took to his platform, Truth Social, to publicly thank Ramaswamy after his kind words about the former president in the GOP debate.
Ramaswamy didn’t hold back, throwing endless praise at Trump and his presidency, even claiming in the past that he would clear Trump of all charges on his “first day” as president if elected.
“Best President of the 21st Century”
Trump plastered praise all over his Truth Social account, saying, “This answer gave Vivek Ramaswamy a big WIN in the debate because of a thing called TRUTH. Thank you Vivek!”
But what did Ramaswamy say that had the former president beaming with pride?
It all started when Chris Christie was the first to speak out on Trump’s indictment, “Here’s the bottom line: Someone’s got to stop normalizing this conduct, okay?”
Christie then questioned Trump’s worthiness about being president, “Now, whether or not — whether or not you believe that the criminal charges are right or wrong, the conduct is beneath the office of president of the United States.”
“I’d like to get in and respond,” Ramaswamy said. “Let’s just speak the truth, okay?” Before unleashing fire and fury at Christie’s criticism.
Ramaswamy came out with the bold claim that “President Trump, I believe, was the best president of the 21st Century. It’s a fact,” he asserted.
With Trump absent, Ramaswamy stepped into the spotlight, facing both scrutiny and praise for his surprising stance on Trump’s presidency, among many other questionable opinions.
In a dramatic moment, Ramaswamy challenged his fellow candidates, branding them as “Super PAC puppets,” while claiming he was the only one who wasn’t reciting “slogans.”
Ramaswamy controversially argued that Ukraine shouldn’t be a priority for the U.S., leading to some candidates accusing him of backing down to Putin.
Criticism arose as political figures like Pence and Christie labeled Ramaswamy as an “amateur” and a “rookie,” but just who is the figure in question?
Given his parents are both immigrants from South Asia, it’s surprising to see Ramaswamy’s bold stance on immigration, claiming that the country should “protect its own borders from invasion before protecting Ukraine’s.”
As a non-politician and self-proclaimed entrepreneur, Ramaswamy and Trump may have more in common than at first glance.
“Choosing a Murderer over a Pro-American Country.”
Nikki Haley, the only woman on the stage, blasted Ramaswamy for his lack of Ukraine support, arguing, “You have no foreign policy experience, and it shows.”
Haley also blasted the businessman by telling him he’s “choosing a murderer over a pro-American country.”
Ramaswamy tweeted his own words after the debate, arguing that the candidates were just “blindly bashing Trump,” to which many replied with unexpected praise.
One Twitter user argued, “At this point, you’re running for VP. and I think you might actually get it done.”
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