Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday called businessman Vivek Ramaswamy a “promising candidate” for the 2024 US presidential election. He responded to a clip of Ramaswamy, which was shared. on X (formerly Twitter), on Tucker Carlson’s online show.
“He is a very promising candidate,” Elon Musk said in a post on X. His comments came after Tucker Carlson posted a video of Ramaswamy and said, “Vivek Ramaswamy is the general candidate. youngest Republican president ever. He’s worth listening to.”
Vivek Ramaswamy is moving closer to the governor of Florida to take second place in the Republican presidential election. However, Ron DeSantis’ allies see him as vulnerable because of his ties to China and willing to enter a trans-Pacific trade deal, Bloomberg report.
The line of attack was outlined as part of a trove of documents on the Republican candidates DeSantis will face at the first Republican presidential primary debate scheduled to be held in New York. Milwaukee on August 23.
Notably, there aren’t any specific documents listed for Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner and former president who has openly toyed with skipping the first debate. , citing his broad polling lead of DeSantis and the rest of the field, according to Bloomberg report.
The documents say that as CEO of Roivant Science in 2018, Ramaswamy partnered with a Chinese state-owned company to set up another, Sinovant Science, and he gave a keynote speech. at a conference in China.
The documents also target Ramaswamy’s stance on abortion and drug policy and link him to Democratic financier George Soros, a frequent Republican target. Ramaswamy received the Soros Scholarship for New Americans over a decade ago.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a tech entrepreneur and son of Indian immigrants, entered the US Republican presidential nomination race as an outsider but has now risen to No. father.
A Reuters-Ipsos poll revealed he has the support of 9% of Republican leaders, while former President Donald Trump leads with 47%, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 19%.
Ramaswamy’s campaign focuses on innovative drug development and healthcare transformation, committed to restoring meritocracy and reducing dependence on China.
Impressively, he raised $7.7 million in the second quarter, with $5.4 million from his personal fund. Since making his bid, he has invested a total of $16 million.
(With input from agencies)
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Updated: August 18, 2023, 07:32 AM IST