Republican presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy mentioned on Sunday that whereas he expects to turn out to be the occasion’s nominee for the November 2024 US elections, will vote for Donald Trump if the previous president secures the nomination.
Showing on a Sunday discuss present, the 38-year-old Indian American entrepreneur additionally expressed his intention to pardon Trump, who at present faces an array of authorized challenges, ought to he be elected as President of america.
“If Donald Trump’s the nominee — sure, I’ll help him, and if I am the president, sure, I’ll pardon him as a result of that may assist reunite the nation. Nevertheless it’s not an important factor I will do as the following president. It’s the desk stakes for shifting this nation ahead,” Mr Ramaswamy instructed ABC information.
Following his spectacular efficiency within the inaugural Republican major presidential debate final month, Vivek Ramaswamy, an entrepreneur-turned-politician, has skilled a surge in reputation, competing alongside fellow Indian American rival Nikki Haley, the previous Governor of South Carolina.
Mr Ramaswamy is notably the only real Republican presidential hopeful to overtly endorse Trump, who’s going through a number of prices and is at present out on bail, and his ‘America First’ insurance policies, together with stances on points like local weather change.
“My backside line is that I’ll vote for the one who I believe is finest positioned to maneuver this nation ahead. I don’t suppose that is Joe Biden. I don’t suppose that’s whichever different puppet, Kamala Harris or anyone else, that they roll out after Joe Biden,” he mentioned.
Vivek Ramaswamy mentioned whereas he could have disagreements with a number of of his Republican counterparts on varied points, he firmly believes that any of them can be more practical than Joe Biden or Kamala Harris in steering the US in the direction of progress.
“That’s my arbitrator once I solid my vote for who the following president is — who’s going to serve the pursuits of the American individuals? That is not some type of dedication pushed by vengeance or grievance. It’s pushed by a dedication to our function as residents of this nation.
“That is what we have to revive in america, our civic spirit, remembering that even the ‘America First’ motion is greater than Donald Trump. It’s larger than me. It’s larger than one political candidate,” he mentioned.
Mr Ramaswamy mentioned the ‘America First’ motion belongs to the individuals of the US, the identical individuals who nonetheless retain the ability to elect their subsequent president, and he goals to protect this technique relatively than see it changed by a federal police state figuring out the nation’s management, “and I stand by that with out apology”.
Vivek Ramaswamy mentioned he’s within the US presidential race as a result of he expects to be the Republican nominee and lead the nation ahead.
The Indian American candidate reiterated his opinion that most of the prices in opposition to Donald Trump are politically motivated that set a detrimental precedent for america.
“I don’t wish to see us turn out to be a banana republic the place the executive police state makes use of police power to remove opponents from competitors. That is not the way in which it really works,” he mentioned.
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