- Vivek Ramaswamy ended his 2024 presidential campaign and endorsed Trump after finishing 4th in Iowa caucuses with 8% of vote
- Ramaswamy campaigned as heir to Trump’s “America First” movement but couldn’t pull much support from former president
- Ramaswamy will join Trump at New Hampshire rally to offer full endorsement after aligning closely with him during debates
Vivek Ramaswamy has ended his 2024 presidential campaign after a disappointing fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. The political newcomer positioned himself as an heir to Trump‘s “America First” movement but was unable to pull much support away from the former president.
Ramaswamy’s Performance in Iowa
Ramaswamy finished fourth in Iowa, coming in well behind Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. With over 90% of precincts reporting, Ramaswamy had just 8% of the GOP caucus vote.
Endorsement of Trump
After suspending his campaign, Ramaswamy called Trump to congratulate him on his Iowa victory. Ramaswamy announced he will attend a rally with Trump in New Hampshire on Tuesday, where he will offer Trump his full endorsement for the presidency.
Ramaswamy’s Campaign Platform
Ramaswamy campaigned on taking Trump’s policies even further if elected president. He pledged to shut down several government agencies, drastically reduce the federal workforce, use the military to secure the borders, and end birthright citizenship.
Ramaswamy’s Rhetoric Toward Other Candidates
Ramaswamy positioned himself as an antagonist to other GOP candidates in debates. He frequently clashed with Nikki Haley, later calling her a “puppet for the deep state.” But Ramaswamy aligned closely with Trump, leading some supporters to suggest he could be Trump’s VP pick.
After an unsuccessful presidential run, Vivek Ramaswamy has dropped out and thrown his support behind Donald Trump. He will join Trump at an upcoming New Hampshire rally to offer his endorsement.