Tucker Carlson Likes Vivek Ramaswamy
WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) – Vivek Ramaswamy, a first-time candidate for the Republican party nomination for President, is “worth listening to” according to Tucker Carlson, the conservative political commentator, writer, and television personality, who hosted a nightly political talk show on Fox News till he was fired by the channel.
He now hosts his own show, “Tucker on Twitter,” interacted with Ramaswamy, and the latter stated that America was at a point where the “government and the broader establishment believe that the citizens of the nation cannot be trusted with the truth.”
Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur, also spoke about the “void” he is trying to fill in American politics.
Carlson termed Ramaswamy as “one of the best-versed voices in policy” he has spoken with.
Their first topic of conversation was Ramaswamy’s recent comments questioning the official story of 9/11. He said, “I didn’t suggest it, I explicitly said the government absolutely lied, the 9/11 Commission lied, the FBI lied. Is this a core point of my campaign? No. Not. I went to a comedy show where the guy asked if the moon landing was fake, and I said it was real. Then he asked me if the government told the truth about 9/11 and I said no, they did not.”
“What do we know about Hunter Biden’s dealings? What do we know about the truth of what happened on January 6? What do we know about that Nashville shooter manifesto? Yes, we can handle the truth. Just give me the hard truth,” Ramaswamy went on to say.
On the heels of Carlson’s comment that it feels like the country is on a “cusp of chaos,” Ramaswamy said, “There’s something going on. “We’re like in a 1775 – spring of 1776 moment,” Ramaswamy described the current energy in the country.
Later in the interview, Ramaswamy explained that he expressed his opinions publicly before thinking about what those things may mean for his political campaign but acknowledged that his rise in the elections proved his strategy successful.
Ramaswamy also highlighted his stance on Ukraine. “I’m unconstrained on what I’m able to say and that allows me to speak the truth that a lot of people in this country recognize to be the truth, which is that we have no discernable national interest at issue in Ukraine… We are driving Russia further into China’s arms as we arm Ukraine, further strengthening what I see as the single greatest military threat that the United States certainly has faced since WWII,” Ramaswamy said.
On August 17 the Indian American lawmaker was also called a “very promising candidate” by Elon Musk.
Ramswamy has called China the “biggest threat” that the US faces and said that he would go for “total de-coupling” with Beijing if he comes to power.
The Republican has also said that he would aim to completely re-enter the trade in the Pacific and enter trade relationships with countries like India, Japan, and South Korea.
The 37-year-old lawmaker was born on August 9, 1985, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. His parents migrated to the US from Kerala. He attended Harvard University for his undergrad and later got a law degree from Yale University.
He founded Roivant Sciences in 2014 and led the largest biotech IPOs of 2015 and 2016, eventually culminating in successful clinical trials in multiple disease areas that led to FDA-approved products, according to his bio.
Ramaswamy is married to Apoorva Tewari Ramaswamy, an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.