Visionary entrepreneur and American politician Vivek Ramaswamy ends his presidential campaign after his poor performance in Lowa Cowcus. The Indian-American multimillionaire announced on Monday that he will not participate in the upcoming presidential election and endorsed his support to former president Donald Trump.
Mr. Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy was relatively unknown in political circles when he entered the race in February 2023. However, he was able to attract the attention and support of Republican voters by emphasizing America first and holding strong views on immigration. His campaign strategy, in terms of tone and policy, was very similar to former president Trump.
In an attempt to capitalize on the conservative support base that helped propel Trump to victory in earlier elections, he seems to be successful. Despite this, Trump emerged victorious in Iowa and strongholds his position as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.
Mr. Ramaswamy, born in Ohio to Keralan immigrants, became one of the surprise candidates in a Republican field still heavily influenced by Trump’s name. However, in the final days before the Iowa caucuses, Mr. Ramaswamy found himself under fire from Trump, who publicly attacked him, calling him a “fraud” on his social media platform Truth Social and saying that supporting the Indian-American represented siding with the “other side.”
After the defeat, Ramaswamy said, “This is the truth and I will accept this, The first hard truth—and I have to admit that I found this difficult—is that we’ve examined it from every angle. Furthermore, I believe it’s true that we were not able to pull off the surprise we had planned for tonight.”
He further added, “I gave Donald Trump a call earlier tonight to congratulate him on his win. He added, and from now on, he has my utmost support for the presidency. In advance of the state’s primary the following week, he declared that he would be visiting New Hampshire on Tuesday to campaign for Trump. We’re probably going to have a joint appearance with Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire tomorrow to discuss our shared vision for the future of this nation.”
Ramaswamy, who was 38 years old, was the youngest contender in the field. He emphasized his youth and relative lack of political experience as part of a larger call for a new generation of leaders, frequently contrasting himself with more senior and establishment Republicans.