Confronted by the notion that “Nikki Haley keeps kicking your a**,” Vivek Ramaswamy’s latest chaotic interview left him trading blows with Chris Cuomo over a “tapestry of conspiracy” and “baby Trump game.”
With NewsNation announced as the host of the fourth GOP presidential primary debate, the businessman joined “Cuomo” Monday to discuss his campaign strategy and the Wednesday fireworks between himself and the former ambassador to the United Nations.
Probing for insight, Cuomo wonders, “Why do you keep going after Nikki Haley?” prompting Ramaswamy to reply, “Chris, I don’t know what you’ve been smoking, man. You and the rest of the mainstream media. It’s laughable. Nikki Haley’s been going after me the whole campaign.”
“I realize the establishment media has realized that there is a puppet they wanna put up. I’m not playing that game,” the candidate continued.
Later in the interview, Cuomo steered the conversation back to the Miami debate and questions, “Nikki Haley keeps kicking your a** in these debates. Why go at her? Pick someone else.”
“According to the left-wing media. Chris, give me a freaking break,” the presidential hopeful defended. “You turn on social media, you understand. People should watch that debate. I went to New Hampshire, people were laughing at the idea of the mainstream media’s coverage, or The New York Times columnists and people like you who belong there with one narrative because you have some identity politics vision of what you think a leader of this country should look like.”
As previously reported, sparks between the candidates had flown in excess on the matter of TikTok when Ramaswamy had brought Haley’s daughter into the conversation. It was then that the one-time South Carolina governor had insisted, “Leave my daughter out of your voice…You’re just scum.”
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The chaos had only built throughout the discussion as a pivot from Haley to a broader political establishment had led the host to challenge how his guest could unite voters as he asked “Vivek, how you gonna bring people together when you just put together a tapestry of conspiracies?”
A back and forth ensued with Ramaswamy attempting to land barbs on Cuomo that included a reference to disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “You’ve been covering for your brother.”
“Of course, I cover for my brother,” he shot back without losing a beat while remaining incredulous to the idea that all or most of the corporate media would be inclined to do the same.
Ramaswamy’s suggestion that the lone woman GOP candidate for president was a puppet came back around when Cuomo asked, “Nikki Haley is my Trojan Horse?”
“Well the fact of the matter is you guys have made a career out of deciding that the America First agenda is not the future of this country,” the businessman asserted. “Kick that out of the Republican Party, put a genteel version that you can control as your little puppet, so American politics looks the way you want it to.”
With the RealClearPolitics average presented showing Haley with nearly double Ramaswamy’s support at 9% to 4.7&, Cuomo added, “Vivek, there’s a reason that she’s beating you in the polls.”
The host furthered his own position that the candidate was divisive as he brought up former President Donald Trump’s well-known attacks on the media and said, “All you’re doing is playing to the divide, Vivek. You’re not bringing anybody together. You’re not trying to bridge any gap.”
“You’re playing a baby Trump game,” he added.
To the guest’s earlier point on social media, users sided with Ramaswamy over corporate media’s complicity in influencing the political landscape in a preferred direction and saluted the candidate’s direct approach against Cuomo.
Vivek calling out the media. Love it. Especially that dou…..
— Mr. Scott (@SCforestbrook) November 14, 2023
Fredo got smoked
— Americans4Freedom (@FlyEagleFlyUSA) November 14, 2023
He really does know how to go beast mode.
Silver tongue and stuff.
Anyone changing their minds?
— Webmiester (@YourWebmiester) November 14, 2023
Interrupt… Interrupt…. okay . Say conspiracy. Now dismantle.. Chris your face is showing emotion…. Settle down Chris…. Go to commercial break asap!
— ThePunchbowlTM (@PunchbowlTm) November 14, 2023
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