(VitalNews.org) – Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, the rising star Republican presidential candidate, has some ambitious plans for former President Donald Trump if he happens to defeat him for the GOP nomination.
On Monday, Ramaswamy spoke at a town hall hosted by NewsNation in Chicago. Ramaswamy said he would appoint Trump as one of his presidential advisers if he wins the White House in 2024.
Ramaswamy said he thinks “Trump was an excellent president” and that his 2016 victory over former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “was an important political event” because it “stopped” total left-wing control over “our government and our institutions.” Ramaswamy then added that he expects “to take [Trump] as an adviser” because he intends to take the “America First agenda… to the next level” by learning “from the foundation” laid by Trump as well as to understand what the former president “would have done differently.”
And it’s not just Trump who Ramaswamy is eyeing. He says he isn’t “bashing other candidates” because he’s “going to need each of them” for a role in “reviving this nation.” Ramaswamy said many will be “eligible for Cabinet positions” in his administration.
It’s no secret, of course, that Ramaswamy likes Trump. He’s already pledged to pardon the former president if elected in 2024 and called on all other GOP candidates to make the same promise. Trump mentioned Ramaswamy’s quick rise in the polls, posting on Truth Social that DeSantis was falling behind him. Trump then brought up Ramaswamy at a Turning Point USA event in Florida as possibly the one to take DeSantis out of second place.
Trump was indicted for the fourth time later on Monday, this time from a court in Georgia for election fraud, racketeering, and more. It’s unclear how much these four separate trials will hinder his campaign, but Trump remains in the lead and each indictment only seems to increase his popularity again.
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