On Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Ramaswamy in an interview on ABC with Martha Raddatz stated that “America First” does not belong to him or former President Trump but that rather it belongs to the American people.
He proceeded to note that he was planning on taking the agenda “even further” and that he would do so through using principles and more authority and not “vengeance and grievance.” He proceeded to say that this was his contribution to the primary race.
Ramaswamy’s presidential campaign thus far has been based on conservative principles, which has allowed him to gain some recognition in recent years. When he entered the presidential race in February, he became the first millennial to run for the White House.
During Sunday’s appearance, he proceeded to draw a comparison between himself and Trump in June of 2015 when he was polling at 4% percent in 8th place. He proceeded to state that he was currently ahead of that, which makes him feel confident that he will have a similar trajectory. He added that he was currently an outsider in this race and that this was something he will only get to be once.
Finally, Ramaswamy stressed that this has been a learning experience and that he was running towards “what it actually means to be an American” which separates him from all other conservatives who are running from something. He noted that currently it was important to “rediscover what America is” and that from what he can see voters are eager to hear that message.