Donald Trump wins the Iowa Caucus, and Vivek Ramaswamy withdraws from the US Presidential contest.
The Wall Street Journal was previously informed by 38-year-old Ramaswamy that Trump's numerous legal troubles might make him unfit to run for office.
Following a lackluster performance in the Iowa debates, Republican contender for president Vivek Ramaswamy withdrew from the US presidential contest on Tuesday. The US’s first nominating contest w as won by former president Donald Trump, according to Bloomberg, which cited a source.
“As I’ve said since the beginning, there are two America First candidates in this race, and I called Donald Trump to tell him that,” Ramaswamy told supporters in Des Moines late on Monday after Trump’s resounding victory in the nation’s first nominating battle. Ramaswamy declared, “He will have my complete support moving forward.”
The Wall Street Journal was previously informed by 38-year-old entrepreneur Ramaswamy—who was unknown before he entered the presidential race—that Trump’s numerous legal troubles might disqualify him from running.
According to NBC News, Ramaswamy placed fourth in Iowa on Monday, far behind Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Prior to the results, an average of Iowa surveys by The Hill put Trump at 53 per cent, Haley at 18 per cent and DeSantis at 15 per cent. But eventually, DeSantis surpassed Haley.
In February 2023, Ramaswamy announced his candidacy for the US presidency. This was his first political contest. As he positioned himself as the heir to the MAGA movement, he quickly gained the trust of Republican voters in a campaign that mirrored Trump’s in terms of tone and substance.
Ramaswamy tried to convince Republicans that he would be more successful in pushing the “America First” agenda, but Trump did not lend much assistance to his campaign because they were still loyal to him.
Trump attacked Ramaswamy particularly for calling him “wounded” three days before the Iowa votes.
The previous president, Trump, stated on social media: “Vivek began his campaign as a wonderful supporter, ‘the best President in decades,’ etc. Sadly, at this point, all he does is use dishonest political tactics to cover up his support.
However, following Trump’s win in Iowa, President Joe Biden made a request to his followers to make donations to his campaign.
“Looks like Donald Trump just won Iowa. He’s the clear front runner on the other side at this point,” Biden wrote on X.
“But here’s the thing: this election was always going to be you and me vs. extreme MAGA Republicans. It was true yesterday and it’ll be true tomorrow,” Biden added.
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