US Presidential Elections of 2024: According to his spokeswoman, who was cited by the news agency AFP, Vivek Ramaswamy confirmed his Republican candidacy following a lackluster showing in Iowa.
The 38-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy backed his opponent, former President Donald Trump. In an effort to “take our America First agenda to the next level” and give the candidate “fresh legs,” he made an effort to win over Republican supporters to Trump, even though he had already called him the “best president of the 21st century.”
The affluent political outsider also took inspiration from Trump’s campaign, portraying himself as a headline-grabbing, quick-witted populist who would not back down from a challenge.
Donald Trump easily won the first Republican presidential contest of 2024, which took place in Iowa on Monday. This showed his dominance over the party despite a long number of legal problems as he prepared to take on Democratic President Joe Biden once more, according to Reuters.
“THANK YOU IOWA, I LOVE YOU ALL!!!” Trump posted a statement on his social media platform, Truth Social.
In November, as the former US president attempted to win back the White House, Vivek Ramaswamy also supported Trump.
“After searching everywhere, I think it’s true that we were unable to carry out the surprise we had in store for tonight. As of right now, we are going to put this presidential campaign on hold. “I have no chance of being the next president,” declared Vivek Ramaswamy, according to PTI.
As I mentioned in the first paragraph, there are two America First candidates in this race. Additionally, he said, “Earlier tonight, I gave Donald Trump a call to congratulate him on his win and to assure him that you have my complete support moving forward for the presidency.”
As they compete to become the leading Trump rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in well behind in second place, according to Edison Research, beating out former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
According to Edison, after nearly 90% of the predicted votes were counted, Trump had 50.9%, DeSantis was at 21.4%, and Haley was at 19.0%. The largest-ever margin of victory for Bob Dole in the 1988 Iowa Republican caucus was 12.8 percentage points.
According to Reuters, it was too soon to determine whether Trump would surpass 50%, a psychological threshold that would bolster his opponents’ claims that his ascent to the nomination might be thwarted.
Haley and DeSantis had both set their sights on a strong second place finish in order to convince fundraisers and supporters that their challenges to Trump are still legitimate.
By avoiding the majority of the county-by-county politicking that other candidates engage in prior to the Iowa primary, as well as by missing all five of the Republican debates so far,Trump has made an effort to give the impression that his candidacy is inevitable.