Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy Announces 2024 GOP Presidential Bid
Summary from AllSides News Team
Conservative entrepreneur and writer Vivek Ramaswamy announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday.
The Details: Ramaswamy, 37, made the announcement on Tucker Carlson's (Right bias) Fox News program. He also told the New York Times (Lean Left bias) that his first act as president would be to repeal Executive Order 11246, which has required affirmative action for federal contractors since 1965. In a column for Wall Street Journal Opinion (Lean Right bias), Ramaswamy explained how he'd "work with Congress to enshrine political expression as an American civil right."
Key Quotes: Ramaswamy said he's "launching not just a political campaign, but a cultural movement to revive American national identity itself." He added. "We’re in the midst of a national identity crisis. Faith, patriotism & family are disappearing. We embrace one secular religion after another — from wokeism to climatism — to satisfy our deeper need for meaning."
For Context: The businessman founded a health care company called Roivant in 2014, and published a book titled, Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam, in 2021. Ramaswamy is the third Republican to announce their candidacy for 2024, following former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and former President Donald Trump.
How the Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered Ramaswamy's announcement prominently. Some left-rated sources focused more on framing Ramaswamy's positions on climate change and gender ideology as being at odds with those of scientists and other experts.
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From the CenterConservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy announces GOP presidential bid
Conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2024 in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday.
Ramaswamy, 37, who founded a health care company called Roivant in 2014, told Tucker Carlson that people in the country have forgotten the ways “we’re really just the same as Americans, bound by a common set of ideals.”
“That’s why I’m proud to say tonight that I’m running for United States president to revive those ideals in this country, those basic rules of the road,” he said.
Ramaswamy said in a video posted...
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The millionaire investor and author announced the official start of his campaign during an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Ramaswamy’s announcement follows weeks of rumors and reporting that he was considering a 2024 bid.
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