In his latest episode of “Tucker on Twitter,” Tucker Carlson sat down with 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.
Ramaswamy, an independently wealthy businessman and political outsider, has seen a recent rise in the GOP primary polls — currently sitting at a somewhat distant third place nationally behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Ramaswamy, the first millennial to run for president as Republican, and the youngest Republican candidate ever, has distinguished himself from the rest of the GOP primary field with his anti-hawkish position on the Russia-Ukraine war, and with his commitment to pardon former Republican President Donald Trump if elected.
“Save for Trump, right, nobody on the debate stage certainly for the Republican Party has a principled position on Ukraine partly because they understand those are the directions they’ve been given,” Ramaswamy told Carlson.
In his July Republican primary forum event, hosted by the Blaze, aid to Ukraine was a primary line of questioning with which Carlson skillfully interrogated Sen. Tim Scott, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
“I think that we are on our way to Ukraine turning into another Iraq or another Vietnam all over again, except this time I think it could be worse because there’s nuclear weapons at issue,” Ramaswamy said.
Ramaswamy also emphasizes the dangers of the Russia-China alliance, and criticizes the U.S.’ support for the Ukrainian war effort as pushing Russian President Vladimir Putin closer to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
As part of his plan to gain economic independence from China, Ramaswamy supports re-entering and re-negotiating bilateral trade deals with regional allies, such as Japan and South Korea, including the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership.