Ramaswamy Dismisses The Idea Of Working For Donald Trump

Pharmaceutical entrepreneur and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said, in an interview on Fox News Sunday, he is not planning on working for a Trump Administration after the 2024 election.

Maria Bartiromo asked Ramaswamy if he would take a job in a Trump Administration should former President Donald Trump win the GOP primary and general election. “Frankly, I think that I’m not a Plan B person,” the 38-year-old businessman answered.

“I didn’t get to where I am — I’m 38 years old, I’ve founded multiple, multi-billion dollar companies. We’re blessed with the American dream to be able to sell, finance, and lift this presidential campaign up,” Ramaswamy continued.

“I didn’t get where I am, [Apoorva Ramaswamy, Vivek’s wife] didn’t get to where she is by being ‘Plan B people,’ and so I’m actually confident we’re going to overdeliver massively at the Iowa caucus,” Ramaswamy added.

In the latest Iowa GOP caucus poll, Trump leads a field of six Republican candidates vying for the party’s presidential nomination in 2024. The former president polled 49% in Iowa on Dec. 18 – 19. Ramaswamy finished next to last in the survey by InsiderAdvantage, with 5% of respondents saying he would be their first pick.

Meanwhile, in national GOP primary polls, Trump averaged 61% of likely primary voters as of Dec. 27. Ramaswamy averaged 3.5% support from primary voters, beating former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R). Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) tied for second at 11%.

The biotech businessman has repeatedly praised and defended Trump on the campaign trail as he competes with the former president for the Republican nomination. That has prompted speculation that Ramaswamy is angling for the vice presidential spot on Trump’s ticket in 2024. He has called Trump the “best president of the 21st century.”

Trump praised Ramaswamy and said he would be a good vice president in remarks made to Glenn Beck for The Blaze TV in August. The former president said the biotech entrepreneur has “really distinguished himself.” Trump said, “He’s a smart guy. He’s a young guy. He’s got a lot of talent. He’s a very, very, very intelligent person.”