Presidential Candidate Silences CNN Host
Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy slammed CNN commentator Van Jones in a recent appearance at Turning Point USA's Americafest in Arizona. Ramaswamy, who is vying for the GOP nomination for president in 2024, responded to Jones' comments about him during the fourth GOP debate, where Jones labeled him a "demagogue."
During his speech, Ramaswamy did not hold back in his criticism of Jones, saying "just shut the f--k up" in response to Jones' characterization of him. Calling out the mainstream media, Ramaswamy specifically mentioned Jones' comments, saying "This is dangerous, I am shaking."
The 38-year-old tech entrepreneur also accused Jones of using Nazi propaganda, calling him a "very, very despicable person." The audience at Turning Point USA's event erupted in cheers and laughter as Ramaswamy continued to criticize Jones, stating that "at a certain point, just shut the f--k up. We're done with it."
This heated exchange between Ramaswamy and Jones began when Jones appeared on CNN after the GOP debate and voiced his concerns about the rising popularity of the Republican candidate. He claimed that Ramaswamy's talking points during the debate were reminiscent of Nazi propaganda and that he was "shaking" while watching him speak.
Vivek Ramaswamy tells Van Jones to “just shut the f*** up.” pic.twitter.com/wiDfEgAF2g
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) December 18, 2023
Ramaswamy's response to Jones' comments has gained attention and sparked a larger conversation about the relationship between mainstream media and politicians. Some have praised Ramaswamy for his bold and blunt approach, while others have criticized him for using such strong language.
Ramaswamy is not unfamiliar with controversy, as he has been known to speak his mind and challenge the status quo. He is competing against prominent figures such as former President Donald Trump, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the opportunity to face President Biden in the 2024 election.
As the race for the Republican nomination heats up, Ramaswamy's unapologetic attitude and strong opinions have garnered attention and support from many within the GOP. However, his critics worry that his approach may turn off potential voters and hinder his chances of winning the nomination.
Ramaswamy, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Indian immigrants, has a background in finance and has made a name for himself as a successful businessman. He founded biotech company Roivant Sciences and has also invested in several other industries, including technology and real estate.
Despite the controversy surrounding his recent comments about Jones, Ramaswamy continues to gain momentum and support within the Republican party. Only time will tell if his bold approach will help him secure the GOP nomination and potentially face off against President Biden in the 2024 presidential election.