Donald Trump Praises Vivek Ramaswamy

On August 29, 2023, former President Donald Trump praised Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy when  he was asked if he would tap the biotech engineer and businessman as a running mate.

“I think he’s great,”the former president said to conservative media personality Glenn Beck. “Look, anybody that’s said I’m the best president in  a generation … and he said it a couple of times … I have to like a guy like that.”

In the interview, the former president discussed the presidential candidacy of Ramaswamy, demonstrating his receptiveness to the populist entrepreneur’s presidential bid. 

Trump described Ramaswamy as “smart,” “young,” and “got a lot of talent.” The former president is viewed as the overwhelming favorite to receive the GOP nomination.

When he was questioned about the possibility of a “Vice President Ramaswamy,” President Trump gave a positive response, declaring, “He’s a very, very, very intelligent person. He’s got good energy, and he could be some form of something. I tell you, I think he’d be very good. I think he’s very good. I think he’s really distinguished himself.”

Starting as a relatively unknown figure, Ramaswamy has recently surged in the polls, even giving Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, long viewed as the #2 candidate for the GOP nomination, a run for his money. 

However, Trump did advise Ramaswamy to exercise some caution on the campaign trail.

“He’s starting to get out there a little bit. He’s getting a little bit controversial. I got to tell him to be a little bit careful. Some things you have to hold in just a little bit, right?” President Trump declared. “But he’s got a lot of good energy.”

Ramaswamy has previously told NewsNation that he would not accept a hypothetical move by Trump to make him his VP candidate.

“I don’t do well in a No. 2, so I’d be about as likely to accept it as he would be to accept my offer to be my vice president,” Ramaswamy said earlier in August. “It’s a ‘no.’” 

Ramaswamy is arguably running a watered down form of Trump’s 2016 campaign. This is not the worst thing. However, there are doubts about Ramaswamy’s legal immigration proposals, which would create a foreign overclass. Such a proposal should be a no-go for any serious nationalist. If anything, we need a full-blown immigration moratorium in order to restore order and preserve the nation’s demographics. 

Nevertheless, Ramaswamy is a decent fellow traveler to have as an advisor for future nationalist campaigns.

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