Vivek Ramaswamy ends presidential race and endorses Trump
By TOI Desk Report January 16, 2024 Update on : January 16, 2024
Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy suspended his campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination Monday night and endorsed former President Trump after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur and author of “Woke, Inc,” predicted to Axios in October a “solid second or third” finish in the Iowa caucuses, but he came in fourth in the first presidential contest.
As Former President Donald Trump dominated the caucuses, Ramaswamy has endorsed Trump for the nomination, reports CNN.
The Ohio businessperson, on the campaign trail, tried to emphasize “America First” policies. It is a stance that has proven popular with supporters of Former US President Donald Trump.
He said they did not deliver the surprise that they had planned for tonight [Monday].
Ramaswamy also said earlier tonight [Monday], he called Trump to tell him to convoy congratulation on victory.
“Donald Trump will have my full support for the presidency,” he said.
Ramaswamy said he has decided to travel to New Hampshire on Tuesday to campaign for Donald Trump ahead of the state’s primary next week.
Ramaswamy, 38, was the field’s youngest contender, and he emphasized his youth and relative political inexperience as part of a broader call for a new generation of leadership, frequently drawing contrasts with older, more establishment-aligned Republicans.
Ramaswamy, the son of Indian immigrants from the Hindu community, was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He obtained a biology degree from Harvard University before earning a law degree from Yale University. Then, he established a biotechnology firm, Roivant Sciences, before helping start Strive Asset Management.