Following his withdrawal from the Iowa Caucus presidential contest, Vivek Ramaswamy said, we will make sure Donald Trump is the next president. Biotech billionaire Vivek Ramaswamy declared on Monday that he is withdrawing from the 2024 Republican presidential campaign following a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses, the first round of the contest. The 38-year-old Ramaswamy endorsed his erstwhile rival, former President Donald Trump. Prior to this, he had called Trump the greatest president of the twenty-first century and urged Republican voters to “choose fresh legs” and take our America First agenda to the next level.
During his own campaign, the wealthy political outsider imitated Trump by portraying himself as an articulate, charismatic nationalist who was never shy about criticizing his opponent. I have to face the truth: tonight’s outcomes were not what we had hoped for. He went on, and that is why I have chosen to halt this presidential campaign. Ramaswamy declared he would join Trump after concluding his campaign. He said, “Earlier, I gave Mr. Donald Trump a call to congratulate him for his marvelous performance. And going forward, I will fully support him for the presidency.
I will be standing with Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire tomorrow to discuss our shared outlook for the future of this nation. Even after the former president’s harsh statement from last week, the Indian-American former presidential candidate said, “We will work to ensure Donald Trump is the next president.” Speaking immediately after Trump, former GOP presidential candidate Ramaswamy tempered his criticism of the outgoing president in anticipation of the caucuses in Iowa, which Trump was predicted to win. Recently, Ramaswamy adopted a more aggressive stance against Trump, asserting that the former president was a weak candidate due to his legal issues and formidable political opponents.
In response, Trump attacked Ramaswamy on the internet. Labeling his campaign as “very sly” and “deceitful” marked the beginning of their animosity. Through the whole campaign, Ramaswamy was the strongest ally of Trump. He had supported Trump through multiple criminal charges and barriers to his candidacy, calling him the greatest president of the 21st century.
With the low caucus victory, Donald Trump solidified his lead in the Republican primary. Trump particularly won in spite of wasting just around $44,000 on commercials targeting low-income people on social media like Facebook and Instagram in the seven days that led up to the caucuses, according to information from the Meta ad library, as examined by CNBC. The sum is somewhat less than the $45,000 that Vivek Ramaswamy’s campaign spent. According to a person with knowledge of Trump’s itinerary, the former president will visit New York on Tuesday, January 16, after winning in Los Angeles. He will be there for his legal trial, in which E. Jean Carrol is suing him for defamation. He will then move to New Hampshire for the demonstration. In the midst of his campaign, Trump is juggling numerous legal issues. He made history last year when he became the first US President to ever have his mugshot taken.