Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy was asked during a recent interview if he would consider taking a position in a potential Trump administration. Ramaswamy pushed back on that notion making it clear that he was not interested in anything other than the presidency.
— One America News (@OANN) December 26, 2023
“I didn’t get to where I am; I’m 38 years old, I’ve founded multiple multi-billion dollar companies, we’re blessed with the American dream to be able to self-finance and lift this campaign up. I didn’t get to where I am, and Apoorva didn’t get to where she is by being plan B people,” Ramaswamy responded when asked about working with Trump.
According to Newsweek, there is growing speculation that Ramaswamy might soon drop out of the GOP primary race to “bolster his chances of being Donald Trump’s running mate.”
Ramaswamy’s response to the question about joining Trump’s administration seems to be at odds with that speculation. He also said other things that make it look like he is going all-in at the Iowa caucus that is scheduled for January 15.
“I’m actually confident we’re going to over-deliver massively at the Iowa caucus,” Ramaswamy said. “Many of the people supporting us are first-time caucus-goers, some of them young people, some of them America-first patriots or libertarians who haven’t thought of themselves as traditional Republicans who are coming out in droves.
“I think we’re going to have a major surprise on January 15th,” he added.
During the first debate, Ramaswamy said that Trump was the best president of the 21st century, and there have long been rumors that Ramaswamy would be on Trump’s short-list for a running mate.
Ramaswamy also defended Trump after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump’s name would not be on the GOP primary ballot in the state. Ramaswamy went as far as to say that if Trump was not on the ballot, he would remove his name as well.
The Ramaswamy campaign recently announced that it has stopped spending money on television ads with the Iowa caucus on January 15 and the New Hampshire primary on January 23.
The Trump campaign responded to the freeze in television spending by stating on Truth Social, “He will, I am sure, Endorse me. But Vivek is a good man, and is not done yet!”