Ramaswamy Caught Copying Obama?

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Wednesday during the first Republican primary debate in Milwaukee, 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy introduced himself as an entrepreneur and not a politician.

However, one of his introductory statements was stolen from former President Barack Obama, as Ramaswamy said in his opening line that he was a “skinny guy with a funny last name.”

The phrase was similar to the one that Obama had used in 2004 during the Democratic National Convention keynote address. At the time Obama had been running for the U.S. Senate in Illinois but this funny joke and the speech he delivered helped launch his political career.

Using Obama’s joke almost word-for-word Ramaswamy started his response to a question asked by moderator Bret Baier by saying that he would start by answering the question on everyone’s mind “Who the heck is this skinny guy with a funny last name and what the heck is he doing in the middle of this debate stage?”

He proceeded to state that Baier was right in stating that he was not a politician but rather a businessman. He added that his parents had arrived in the U.S. without any money four decades ago and that he went on to start companies that are worth millions of dollars.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was quick to point out that the line Ramaswamy had used in his opening was stolen, however, he did misattribute who the line originally belonged to. Christie during the debate stated that he had had “enough” of Ramaswamy who sounded “like ChatGPT.”

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