Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy had a clumsy second on MSNBC on Wednesday evening when he appeared both unable or unwilling to clarify his personal previous criticism of Donald Trump.
Host Mehdi Hasan requested Ramaswamy a few tweet calling Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, “downright abhorrent” that he wrote one week after the then-president’s supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol in an try to dam the certification of the electoral vote that made Joe Biden the following president.
Hasan requested Ramaswamy to clarify what Trump did that day that he thought-about “downright abhorrent.”
He didn’t reply, regardless of being requested repeatedly.
“You’re avoiding my query,” Hasan requested after the primary try went south. “What did Donald Trump do, in your view, that was ‘downright abhorrent’?”
“No, I’m not avoiding your query,” Ramaswamy mentioned, then he averted the query.
“Except you’re afraid of him, why received’t you say what he did that was ‘downright abhorrent’?” Hasan requested. “It’s a easy query. It’s your phrases. It’s on the display screen.”
Ramaswamy has been cautious when talking of Trump, usually praising him and vowing to pardon him if elected. He’s additionally mentioned he would provide the previous president a spot in his personal administration ought to he win the presidency in 2024.
Trump has reciprocated by providing reward for Ramaswamy.
“Anyone that mentioned I’m the most effective president in a technology … I’ve to love a man like that,” he instructed Glenn Beck final month, and he mentioned Ramaswamy would “be excellent” as a doable working mate.