Former President Donald Trump is already teasing a possible role on his team for former Republican rival Vivek Ramaswamy at a Tuesday rally in New Hampshire after Monday’s Iowa caucuses.
Only one day after suspending his campaign for president, Ramaswamy appeared with Trump in Atkinson and expressed full support for the GOP frontrunner.
When Ramaswamy concluded his comments, several Trump supporters could be heard chanting, “Veep! Veep!”
“Wow! How was that? Pretty good, right?” said Trump, reacting to Ramaswamy’s remarks. “He’s a fantastic guy. He’s got something that’s very special because he started off with zippo and he ended up very strong. He did a great job. I was actually surprised when he called because he was doing well. And it’s an honor to have his endorsement.”
“He’s going to be working with us, and he’ll be working with us for a long time,” added Trump before the large crowd erupted in cheers.
A biotech entrepreneur, Ramaswamy reacted to Trump’s comments on social media, saying, “America-First. One movement. Indivisible.”
It remains to be seen if Trump alluded to a potential position for Ramaswamy in his presidential campaign or a hypothetical 2nd Trump administration.
It remains to be seen if Trump alluded to Ramaswamy during his presidential campaign that he might have a possible position for him in his presidential campaign or administration.
When Jesse Watters of Fox News asked Ramaswamy following the rally if he would serve as vice president, he said, “I want to serve this country any way I can.”
Ramaswamy quickly threw his support behind Trump
Ramaswamy quickly threw his support behind Trump following a disappointing turnout at the Iowa caucuses, where he placed distant fourth with around 8% of the vote, while Trump shattered contested primary records with 51% support.
Former U.N. Ambassador and former Governor of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis finished third and second with 19% and 21%, respectively, and continue campaigning in South Carolina and New Hampshire.
Ramaswamy has urged both DeSantis and Haley to drop out of the race and help to rally behind Trump in the lead-up to the general election.
As Trump alluded to during the rally, Ramaswamy entered the race with almost zero name recognition and outlasted several more recognizable Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
While the Iowa caucuses didn’t go his way, it wasn’t because Ramaswamy didn’t put enough effort in. His campaign touted he had finished the “Full Grassley” twice, meaning he visited all 99 of Iowa’s counties at least twice. He held more campaign events than any other candidate in the Iowa race.