Indian American Vivek Ramaswamy prepares for Republican debate

The youngest Presidential candidate from the Republican Party for the US Presidential elections 2024, Vivek Ramaswamy played tennis on Monday ahead of the first Republican debate.

Taking to social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, he posted a video of him having an extensive tennis session and captioned it as “Three hours of solid debate prep this morning”.

The Indian-American Presidential candidate posted the video ahead of the first Republican debate set to be held on August 23, 2023. For that, Ramaswamy has been making steady rounds across the states gaining support for his ideology and eloquence.

Being the youngest presidential candidate from the Republican Party, his support has been growing exponentially with many affirming he may receive the running mate spot if did not receive the party nomination.

However, determined to lead a ‘Reagan revolution’ he is determined to not accept a vice president offer, as he is “built” to lead.

On Sunday, Ramaswamy expressed 'complete disinterest' in holding the position of Vice President in the US administration, the Hill reported.

Ramaswamy said he would turn down an offer of the vice presidency if he doesn’t win the GOP presidential nomination for 2024.

“Frankly, I’d drive change through the private sector sooner than becoming a number 2 or a number 3 in the federal government,” he said in a Fox News interview on Saturday.

“Donald Trump and I share something in common and that is that neither of us would do well in a number 2 position,” he added.

Notably, Ramaswamy’s remarks echo other candidates like former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley who has also stated no interest in being the second-in-command.

Meanwhile, Ramaswamy has shot up sharply in GOP primary polls, standing tied with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the second position. However, both candidates lag hugely behind former President Donald Trump who leads with 56 per cent, as per The Hill.

On the policy front, Ramaswamy has strongly advocated for “complete de-coupling” with China calling President Xi Jinping a “dictator” and Beijing the “biggest” threat to the US.

He has also proposed a ‘deal’ where the Russia-Ukraine conflict ends with Moscow keeping parts of the Donbas region and Kyiv not joining NATO, on terms that Russian President Vladimir Putin must exit his military alliance with China.


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