In a new development in the U.S. presidential race, Indian-American businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has formally withdrawn from the race following a far-off fourth-place finish in the Iowa polls.
He declared his endorsement of Republican and previous President Donald Trump for the upcoming U.S. presidential races. Soon after announcing his withdrawal from the presidential bid, Vivek Ramaswamy made a surprising appearance on stage alongside previous U.S. President Donald Trump. In a token of appreciation, Trump made a move to thank the Indian-American pioneer for his endorsement, recognizing the meaning of support from different voices inside the Republican Party.
The joint appearance highlighted the complex and evolving dynamics inside the political scene, raising questions about the likely effect of such alliances on the potential impact of the presidential race.
Ramaswamy Supports Trump at Rally
A day after getting a massive victory in the Iowa caucuses, former President Donald Trump held a triumphant rally in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Trump, who has solidified his position as the presidential candidate, lounged in the result of his success. Vivek Ramaswamy reiterated his endorsement of Trump at the rally. Ramaswamy asked Republican citizens to pick an "America First Patriot" for the White House, declaring that there is no "more excellent decision" than Trump and empowering individuals to do the "best thing" in their support.
Impeached former President Donald Trump thanked Vivek Ramaswamy for embracing him at the rally. Trump acknowledged the honor of Ramaswamy's support and indicated a sustained collaboration and effort, expressing that the Indian-American pioneer would be working with him for a "long time." The camaraderie between the two has been evident throughout the campaign, with shared recognition and Trump even suggesting the chance of Ramaswamy as a possible running mate. Dazzled by Ramaswamy's campaign, Trump commented, "He worked hard," leaving the crowd reciting "VP, VP" as Ramaswamy left the stage.
Vivek Ramaswamy Stays Loyal Despite Donald Trump's Criticism
Despite recent criticisms from the former President, Vivek Ramaswamy remains one of Donald Trump's most steadfast protectors. Ramaswamy, marking Trump as the "greatest President" of the 21st century, had promised to pardon him from all charges on his first day in office.
In a startling turn, Trump reprimanded Ramaswamy's campaign as "deceitful" this week, encouraging his allies not to "waste" their votes on him. However, Ramaswamy maintained his loyalty by reiterating his belief in Trump's greatness and refusing to criticize him.
As the GOP race currently moves to New Hampshire, with the essential set for January 23, the focus goes to how these dynamics might impact the broader narrative inside the party.
In the Iowa caucuses, Trump won a significant victory, winning 20 out of the 40 delegates with a striking difference of 32,840 votes. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in a distant second with eight delegates, followed closely by former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley with seven delegates.