Vivek Ramaswamy, an Indian-American Republican labeled by New Yorker magazine as the “CEO of Anti-Woke Inc.”, is reportedly considering running for president of the United States in 2024.
Born to Indian immigrant parents in Cincinnati, Ramaswamy was educated at Yale and Harvard and later found success as a biotech entrepreneur. He has also written a book called “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam” and is now reportedly worth more than $500 million.
His intent to enter the upcoming US presidential race is highlighted by his recent activities in Iowa, where he attended events and delivered speeches to test the political waters.
Should Ramaswamy ultimately decide to run, he will compete alongside Nikki Haley and former President Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.
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Positioning himself as an “outsider” on the campaign trail, Ramaswamy has embraced far-right ideals in an apparent attempt to emulate Trump’s campaign.
In an interview with Fox News, Ramaswamy revealed that his campaign is aimed at restoring “national identity in America” and rejecting the “poison of wakeism, climatism, transgenderism and COVIDism”.
Ramaswamy sees China today as a bigger threat than the Soviet Union during the Cold War, because the country makes the “shoes on our feet and the phones in our pockets.”
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That is why he is calling for a “total decoupling” from China, which he says will not be easy and would require “a sacrifice of short-term conveniences”.
Ramaswamy has warned immigrants entering the country illegally that he will not be lenient if elected.
Ramaswamy’s name came up as a potential candidate after investor Bill Ackman wrote about him on Twitter.
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“Vivek Ramaswamy, who is of Indian descent, will run for POTUS and win!” Akman wrote. “I think the country is ready for its message. He is young, smart and talented and will pull the center right to win. He speaks hard truths that many believe but are afraid to say.”
Ramaswamy shared that he will announce his final decision before the end of February.