During the Republican debate, Vivek Ramaswamy took a confrontational stance, holding up a sign that read ‘NIKKI IS CORRUPT’ and openly shaming Nikki Haley on stage. Ramaswamy accused Haley of corruption, stating, “I don’t have a woman problem. You have a corruption problem, and I think that’s what people need to know. Nikki is corrupt.”
In a pointed and direct accusation, Ramaswamy alleged that Haley would be willing to sacrifice American lives to enhance her personal wealth, claiming, “This is a woman who will send your kids to die so she can buy a bigger house.”
In a heated Republican presidential debate, Vivek Ramaswamy staunchly defended Donald Trump against repeated attacks from Chris Christie, the Republican front-runner. Ramaswamy not only supported Trump but also criticized fellow candidates on the stage for their past criticisms despite prior support.
Ramaswamy called out Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley for what he characterized as pandering to Trump for endorsements and financial support. He accused DeSantis of securing Trump’s endorsement for his gubernatorial reelection bid and criticized Haley, who served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations during Trump’s administration. Ramaswamy also targeted Chris Christie, referencing his lobbying efforts for COVID money and preparation for debates during Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Highlighting the candidates’ history of seeking Trump’s endorsement, Ramaswamy accused them of hypocrisy for now criticizing decisions made by the former president. He asserted that the real adversary is not Trump but the “deep state” that Trump purportedly attempted to challenge during his presidency.
Governor DeSantis interjected, pointing out Ramaswamy’s previous criticisms of Trump in his book “Woke Inc.,” published in 2021. Despite this, Ramaswamy has consistently praised and defended Trump throughout his campaign, referring to him as “the greatest president of the 21st century” and expressing disapproval of the criminal investigations into Trump’s conduct.