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Conservative Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, 37, Launches GOP Bid For President

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Vivek Ramaswamy, a 37-year-old multimillionaire healthcare and tech sector entrepreneur, declared his candidacy for President Of The United States on Tuesday in a live interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.

“We are in the middle of this national identity crisis, Tucker, where we have celebrated our differences for so long that we forgot all the ways we are really just the same as Americans bound by a common set of ideals that set this nation into motion 250 years ago,” he said.

“That’s why I am proud to say tonight that I am running for United States president to revive those ideals in this country,” Ramaswamy said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“I think we need to put ‘merit’ back into ‘America’ in every spirit of our lives,” continued Ramaswamy, who said he will end affirmative action in “every sphere of American life.”

Ramaswamy also posted an announcement video on his Twitter account just prior to going on Tucker’s show.


Like Haley, Ramaswamy was born in the U.S. to Indian immigrants. He last year co-founded Strive Asset Management, which, according to his website, focuses on “restoring the voices of everyday citizens in the American economy by leading companies to focus on excellence over politics.​​”

The Financial Times reported as of November, the company had more than $500 million in assets under management.

He also is the author of two books: “Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence” and “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam.”

Ramaswamy likely will be the youngest of what is expected to be a crowded field of GOP presidential candidates with vast experience in national politics and campaigning. The field will grow substantially beyond Trump, Haley, and Ramaswamy, with the likes of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expected to announce their candidacies.

“It may seem presumptuous for a 37-year-old political outsider to pursue the highest office in the land, but I am running on a vision for our nation — one that revives merit in every sphere of American life,” Ramaswamy wrote in The Wall Street Journal editorial published Tuesday night.

“Once we revive our national identity around shared principles, we can muster the fortitude needed to defeat the greatest external threat to America: the rise of communist China. Unlike the Soviet Union in 1980, China today powers the modern American way of life. We must declare economic independence.”

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