2024 Candidate Steals Trump’s Agenda

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Sunday (June 4), Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said that the “America First” agenda doesn’t “belong” to former President Donald Trump, vowing to “take that agenda even further.”

Ramaswamy noted that “‘America First’ does not belong to Trump. It doesn’t belong to me,” asserting that the agenda “belongs to the people of this country.”

The GOP Presidential candidate shared that the agenda could be pushed “even further” if it incorporated former President Ronald Reagan’s “‘First’ principles and moral authority… rather than on vengeance and grievance,” suggesting that would be what he was bringing to the 2024 GOP race.

Ramaswamy commented on ABC’s “This Week” while discussing his race with host Martha Raddatz.

Ramaswamy’s longshot bid is based on conservative principles, and in recent years he has emerged in the media as a conservative champion of the right.

He entered the race in February as the first millennial to ever run for president.

Ramaswamy also compared his poll numbers to Trump’s in June 2015 and said they showed the entrepreneur still has a chance to lead.

He explained that in June 2015, Trump was in eighth place with four percent, describing himself as “happy” that he was ahead of those figures, sharing his belief that he would follow Trump’s “trajectory.”

“I’m the outsider in this race. I think you get to be an outsider once,” Ramaswamy said.

He touted being “the first millennial to ever run for the GOP [Presidential] nomination,” and was leading the party to something, claiming that “Too long, many other conservatives have been running from something.”

Ramaswamy explained that he is an “America First” conservative and believed in putting America first; it was necessary to rediscover what America is, claiming there was an audience waiting for that message that would be how he wins.