Mehdi Hasan suspects “the true” Vivek Ramaswamy was appalled by former President Donald Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021.
Hasan on Sunday spoke with fellow MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin concerning the former’s viral interview with the GOP presidential candidate final week.
Hasan had requested Ramaswamy about a January 2021 tweet through which he mentioned what Trump did was “downright abhorrent.”
Hasan requested him to clarify what Trump did to deserve that description, however Ramaswamy repeatedly averted answering the query.
On Sunday, Mohyeldin puzzled if Ramaswamy was mendacity again then or now.
“I think he’s mendacity now,” Hasan mentioned. “I think the true Vivek Ramaswamy was the one who was genuinely horrified, like all of us have been, with what occurred on January the sixth, however after all, now he’s operating for vp in all probability.”
“The truth that Trump is praising Vivek tells you the whole lot it’s essential learn about what Vivek’s technique and finish aim is,” he added.
Hasan famous that he and his workforce had prepped extensively for the interview.
“We did lots of preparation,” he mentioned. “We had his tax returns. We had his tweets. We learn his books. And, , he appears upset that we’re quoting his phrases to him.”
Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur, has carved out a reputation for himself within the crowded GOP major area along with his excessive and unconventional views, out-there persona and unwavering assist for Trump.
He has additionally repeatedly mischaracterized his personal previous feedback and positions on numerous topics.
Trump provided uncommon reward for his rival after the primary Republican debate, when Ramaswamy referred to as him “the very best president of the twenty first century.”
“Anyone that mentioned I’m the very best president in a era … I’ve to love a man like that,” the four-time-indicted ex-president advised Glenn Beck when requested concerning the political newcomer as a possible operating mate.