From the very start of this election cycle, I have believed that Vivek Ramaswamy was a grifter making a play to get inside Trump’s cabinet if elected.
After the first debate, Donald Trump gushed over Ramaswamy’s performance and he quickly became a favorite of the MAGA crowd.
That has all since gone by the wayside after a blistering post by Donald Trump about Ramaswamy.
The Bromance is Over
Ramaswamy has done his best to be a mini-me version of Donald Trump.
He has copied just about every platform issue he has from Trump, repeated Trump’s rhetoric, and even wrote an amicus brief to support Trump in one of the ballot cases.
Ramaswamy has also called Trump the most brilliant modern-day president, which we would think would endear him to Trump.
Yet, Trump ripped Ramaswamy on Truth Social, posting, “Vivek started his campaign as a great supporter, ‘the best President in generations,’ etc. Unfortunately, now all he does is disguise his support in the form of deceitful campaign tricks. Very sly, but a vote for Vivek is a vote for the ‘other side’ — don’t get duped by this.”
Trump further stated that Ramaswamy is “not MAGA,” as well as calling him “a fraud.”
Ramaswamy tried to dampen the attack, stating, “Yes, I saw President Trump’s Truth Social post. It’s an unfortunate move by his campaign advisors, I don’t think friendly fire is helpful. Donald Trump was the greatest President of the 21st century, and I’m not going to criticize him in response to this late attack.”
Up to that point, many thought that if Trump went with a man on the ticket, Ramaswamy would be high on the list, but Trump adviser Jason Miller, says that is not the case.
When asked about Vivek as a VP, Miller responded, “Pretty safe to say it won’t be Vivek.”
I would love to know what suddenly turned Trump against Vivek, but I have a feeling that is something that will not be shared anytime soon.