Vivek Ramaswamy Backs “America-First Patriot” Donald Trump After Iowa Finish.
In a surprising move following his fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has withdrawn from the 2024 Republican presidential race and endorsed former President Donald Trump.
Ramaswamy, a political newcomer at 38, took to the social media platform X to declare his support for Trump, emphasizing the need for an “America-First patriot” in the White House.
Acknowledging the shortfall of his campaign and the absence of a viable path to the presidency, Ramaswamy stated, “There is no path for me to be the next president absent things that we don’t want to see happen in this country.” Despite initially hoping for a surprise in Iowa, he concluded his campaign.
The entrepreneur plans to appear alongside Trump at a rally in New Hampshire, extending his support for the former president.
Trump, in a speech from his campaign headquarters in Des Moines, praised Ramaswamy for doing a “hell of a job” and acknowledged the capabilities of his opponents, DeSantis and Haley, both of whom he thought “did very well.” Trump, seeking the Republican nomination for a third consecutive election, faced defeat in Iowa eight years ago.
Ramaswamy’s campaign expressed dismay at the Iowa results, stating that they are currently “digesting and determining” their strategy for the next stages of the race. As the Iowa caucus victory is considered a crucial initial step in the Republican nomination process, Trump’s return to the forefront adds an intriguing dimension to the unfolding political landscape.
Stay tuned for further developments as the Republican presidential race gains momentum, with Vivek Ramaswamy throwing his weight behind Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency.