Trump is open to Vivek Ramaswamy being his VP pick: Ex-president calls entrepreneur, 38, ‘smart’ and ‘full of talent’ – but warns he’s ‘getting a little bit controversial’
- ‘He’s a very, very, very intelligent person. He’s got good energy, and he could be some form of something,’ Trump told radio host Glenn Beck
- ‘He’s starting to get out there a little bit. He’s getting a little bit controversial,’ Trump said
- ‘I got to tell him: ‘Be a little bit careful. Some things you have to hold in just a little bit, right?’
An unknown name only months ago, the entrepreneur and ‘Anti-Woke’ author has risen to fame as the youthful and boisterous anti-establishment candidate in the GOP primary.
‘He’s a very, very, very intelligent person. He’s got good energy, and he could be some form of something,’ Trump told radio host Glenn Beck of a potential ‘Vice President Ramaswamy.’
‘I tell you, I think he’d be very good.’
Still, the former president warned Ramaswamy to ‘be a little bit careful’ with his words.
Former President Donald Trump is a fan of Vivek Ramaswamy, and thinks the 38-year-old could be a ‘very good’ VP pick if he dials it back with the controversial remarks
‘He’s starting to get out there a little bit. He’s getting a little bit controversial,’ Trump said. ‘I got to tell him: ‘Be a little bit careful. Some things you have to hold in just a little bit, right?’
Ramaswamy aligns with Trump on matters like abolishing the Department of Education and launching military strikes on Mexico to take out drug cartels.
He’s also proposed ideas like freezing the current battle lines in Ukraine – which would allow Russia control of the Donbas region as long as Ukraine stops trying to be a part of NATO and Russia cuts ties with China.
In a campaign stop in Iowa he said the U.S. should defend Taiwan from China’s advances ‘at least until we have achieved semiconductor independence in this country, at which point we will reevaluate.’
He’s also griped about U.S. aid to Israel.
In the GOP debate last week, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Ramaswamy of wanting to ‘go and stop funding Israel.’
He shot back: ‘Our relationship with Israel will never be stronger than by the end of my first term. But it’s not a client relationship, it is a friendship. And you know what friends do? Friends help each other stand on their own two feet.’
Ramaswamy was accused of racism for calling out Haley by her birth name on his website to hit back on her claims about his Israel views.
‘WRONG. Keep lying, Nimarata Randhawa,’ the website reads.
He had said on Russell Brand’s Rumble channel that come 2028, the year the U.S.’s $38 billion aid package to Israel expires, the Middle Eastern ally would no longer need aid.
‘He’s a very, very, very intelligent person. He’s got good energy, and he could be some form of something,’ Trump told radio host Glenn Beck of a potential ‘Vice President Ramaswamy’
‘You have no foreign policy and it shows!’ Haley shouted at Ramaswamy when he indicated he would defund the Ukraine war effort during the debate. ‘You don’t do that to friends. You are choosing a murderer over a pro-American country.’
Ramaswamy introduced himself to the crowd at the debate as the ‘skinny guy with a funny last name’ and got into heated exchanges with former Vice President Mike Pence, Haley and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
His standout performance was immediately recognized by voters, with a DailyMail.com poll finding that he and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were tied for best.
‘We’re just gonna have some fun tonight,’ Ramaswamy told the crowd at one point, pushing off an attack.
‘The real choice we face in this primary is this: Do you want a Super PAC puppet?’ he asked. ‘Or do you want a patriot who speaks the truth? Do you want incremental reform, which is what you’re hearing about, or do you want revolution?’