8.2 C
New York
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
HomePoliticsRepublican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Dodges Question on His Past Criticism of...

Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Dodges Question on His Past Criticism of Donald Trump: A Revealing MSNBC Interview

Republican Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s Awkward Moment on MSNBC

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy had an awkward moment on MSNBC on Wednesday night when he seemed either unable or unwilling to explain his own past criticism of Donald Trump.

Host Mehdi Hasan asked Ramaswamy about a tweet calling Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, “downright abhorrent” that he wrote one week after the then-president’s supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to block the certification of the electoral vote that made Joe Biden the next president.

Hasan asked Ramaswamy to explain what Trump did that day that he considered “downright abhorrent.”

He didn’t answer, despite being asked repeatedly.

“You’re avoiding my question,” Hasan asked after the first attempt went south. “What did Donald Trump do, in your view, that was ‘downright abhorrent’?”

“No, I’m not avoiding your question,” Ramaswamy said, then he avoided the question.

“Unless you’re scared of him, why won’t you say what he did that was ‘downright abhorrent’?” Hasan asked. “It’s a simple question. It’s your words. It’s on the screen.”

“I want you to answer my question. Three times I’ve asked it. What did Donald Trump do that was ‘downright abhorrent’? It’s your words.”

I asked @VivekGRamaswamy about his old tweets & writings, him criticizing Trump, and it got a little heated.

— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 6, 2023

Ramaswamy’s Careful Approach to Trump

Ramaswamy has been careful when speaking of Trump, often praising him and vowing to pardon him if elected. He’s also said he would offer the former president a spot in his own administration should he win the presidency in 2024.

Trump has reciprocated by offering praise for Ramaswamy.

“Anybody that said I’m the best president in a generation … I have to like a guy like that,” he told Glenn Beck last month, and he said Ramaswamy would “be very good” as a possible running mate.

Follow World Weekly News on

Adrian Ovalle
Adrian Ovalle
Adrian is working as the Editor at World Weekly News. He tries to provide our readers with the fastest news from all around the world before anywhere else.

Leave a Reply

Must Read