Vivek Ramaswamy Endorses Trump for 2024 President Campaign

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In the 2024 Republican presidential primaries, Vivek Ramaswamy ended his campaign following a lackluster performance in Iowa, his spokesperson confirmed to AFP. Despite his admiration for Donald Trump, whom he lauded as the “greatest president of this century,” Ramaswamy encouraged GOP voters to consider a new direction to elevate the “America First” agenda.

Ramaswamy, 38, fashioned his campaign in the vein of Trump’s, embracing a brash, attention-grabbing populist approach and frequently engaging in sharp exchanges with his political adversaries.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump celebrated a significant triumph in Iowa’s first Republican contest of 2024, showcasing his continued influence over the party amidst ongoing legal challenges. He is aiming for a potential electoral rematch against Democrat Joe Biden, as reported by Reuters. Trump expressed his gratitude to Iowa supporters via Truth Social, his social media platform.

Trump also received Ramaswamy’s backing as he aspires to return to the presidency in November. Ramaswamy acknowledged his campaign’s unsuccessful effort in Iowa, announcing the suspension of his presidential run and conceding that he had no viable path to the presidency, as per PTI. He further declared his full support for Trump, acknowledging their shared “America First” vision.

In the Iowa caucus, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis trailed significantly, securing second place and narrowly surpassing former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to Edison Research’s projections. This positions DeSantis and Haley as key contenders against Trump. With most of the votes counted, Trump led with 50.9%, followed by DeSantis at 21.4% and Haley at 19.0%. Trump’s lead in Iowa was the largest for a Republican caucus since Bob Dole in 1988.

It remained uncertain whether Trump would surpass the 50% mark, a significant milestone that could potentially undermine the arguments of his opponents about stopping his nomination, as reported by Reuters. Both DeSantis and Haley were aiming for a strong second-place to bolster their campaigns and appeal to donors and supporters

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