Ramaswamy Rejects The Idea Of Joining The Trump Administration

Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy dismissed the notion of being a “plan B” president when questioned about the prospect of joining a hypothetical future Trump administration. He emphasized his primary objective of securing victory in the GOP primary.

At 38 years old, Ramaswamy is among several GOP presidential contenders lagging behind former President Donald Trump, widely considered the frontrunner in the party’s primary. Trump’s consistent dominance in numerous polls played a pivotal role in his choice to abstain from engaging in the Republican National Committee’s presidential debates.

“I’m not a plan B person, Maria,” he conveyed to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday in response to the inquiry about accepting a role in a potential second Trump administration. “I didn’t get to where I am; I’m 38 years old, I’ve founded multiple multi-billion dollar companies, and we’re blessed with the American dream to be able to self-finance and lift this campaign up. I didn’t get to where I am, and Apoorva didn’t get to where she is by being plan B people,” he affirmed, referring to his wife.

He then added, “I’m actually confident we’re going to over-deliver massively at the Iowa caucus.”

Candidates are under growing pressure to narrow the polling disparities as the caucus season approaches next month. Speculation has arisen about the possibility of one of these candidates being considered for the role of Trump’s vice president on the ticket.

There have been reports suggesting that Trump is contemplating the idea of inviting his former United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, to be his running mate. However, some within his inner circle appear to have reservations about this proposition.

On the other hand, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has categorically stated that he would not accept the role of Trump’s vice president if Trump secures the GOP nomination. DeSantis also accused Haley of evading the question of whether she would consider joining a Trump ticket.

A spokesperson for Nikki Haley told the Washington Examiner, “Phony Ron DeSantis has spent ten times more money attacking Nikki Haley than Donald Trump. He’ll say anything to try to salvage his sinking ship of a campaign. Nikki has been very clear from day one, she doesn’t play for a second. Ron is trying to play for fourth in New Hampshire.”

Last week, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that former President Trump is ineligible to be listed on Colorado’s primary ballot. Ramaswamy announced that he would remove his name if Trump was not placed on the ballot. He challenged Haley and DeSantis to do the same.