The 2024 Republican Presidential Primary will be a defining moment of the freedom movement.
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are the clear frontrunners over numerous establishment pretenders.
But longshot candidate Vivek Ramaswamy took a major swing at Donald Trump after the former President floated quite possibly his worst idea yet.
Trump worried he’ll be “libeled and abused” if he participates in debates
Former President Donald Trump claims he already has an “insurmountable” lead in the 2024 Republican Primary, even though the first votes won’t be cast for another eight months and his top competition hasn’t even entered the race yet.
Now, the former President is considering running part of President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign strategy — refusing to participate in debates.
At an April campaign event in New Hampshire, Trump asked his audience “why” he should even participate in the election process at all throughout his third White House run.
Trump seemed to be echoing a post that he made on Truth Social where he claimed that the Republican National Committee never got his “approval” to schedule debates – as if he has any say in such things.
He claimed that debating would open him up to “being libeled and abused” by “TRUMP & MAGA hating anchors,” and that would ultimately hurt him more than help him.
Now, a longshot GOP candidate is taking his comments and using them against him.
Ramaswamy slams Trump saying he is basically “our version of Joe”
Republican Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has long modeled himself after Trump, and some even claim that he is trying to be a better version of the former President.
Now, he’s trying to show a clear difference between himself and Trump.
In an interview with Breitbart following Trump’s comments, Ramaswamy took the opportunity to compare the former President to President Biden.
He said that “several days before Trump floated this idea that he wasn’t going to debate, [Ramaswamy] was on-air criticizing Joe Biden” for the exact same thing.
Ramaswamy said that he believes it’s terrible that the DNC is trying to stop Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from debating, and he never thought it would come to his Party too.
“I was criticizing the Democrat Party, and then I see our version of Joe – Donald Trump, well, he may not want to debate either,” he said.
He said that Trump is no longer “courageous,” and that he’s losing what gave him a political edge.
Trump has lost his courage and “we must step up and man up” if we’re going to win
Ramaswamy recalled that in 2015, he viewed Trump as “the embodiment of courage,” but his latest move is pushing him away from this.
He said that “in some ways” he is now “closer to Donald Trump in 2015 than today’s Donald Trump is to Trump in ’15.”
Ramaswamy seems to believe that Trump is too far gone – far too wrapped up in himself – to be considered a populist anymore.
He added “that we must step up and man up”– and that includes Donald Trump going to the debate stage with all the other Republican candidates that qualify.
The entrepreneur is optimistic for the country, but warned that people should be “challenged with arguments” from their political opponents.
The only way the Republican Party, the MAGA movement, and the country will be “better off” is if politicians let the “best ideas” be brought together at debates.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.