Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy clashed recently during the first GOP primary debate.
Haley went after Ramaswamy over the businessman’s refusal to continue sending billions of dollars to Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing war with Russia, as reported by the Blaze.
Nikki Haley SLAMS Vivek Ramaswamy: "You have no foreign policy experience and it shows." pic.twitter.com/gZp96T0Wxs
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“If Russia, once Russia should take Ukraine, Poland and the Baltics are next. That’s a world war! We’re trying to prevent war,” Haley said.
“This guy is a murderer, and you are choosing a murderer over a pro-American country!” Haley told Ramaswamy.
Haley’s remarks were met with applause from the audience at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Wisconsin. She and Ramaswamy proceeded to enter a shouting match with one another.
“First of all, Nikki, I wish you well on your future career on the boards of Lockheed and Raytheon,” Ramaswamy said jokingly.
“I’m not on the boards of Lockheed and Raytheon!” Haley rebutted while listing the foreign policy items she disagreed with and went after Ramaswamy over his political inexperience.
“Under your watch, you will make America less safe! You have no foreign policy experience, and it shows!” she said.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was also present at the debate stage, also blasted Ramaswamy during much of the debate.
“Hold on, I’ve had enough already tonight of a guy who sounds like ChatGPT!” said Christie, referring to the artificial intelligence application.
“The last person in one of these debates,” Christie continued, citing remarks Ramaswamy made earlier in the debate, “who stood in the middle of the stage and said, ‘What’s a skinny guy with an odd last name doing up here?’ was Barack Obama. And I’m afraid we’re dealing with the same type of amateur.”
Former President Donald Trump did not participate in the Fox News debate. The former president chose to partake in an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson that was released just moments before the debate began.
The interview, which was streamed on X, formerly known as Twitter, garnered over 200 million views. Meanwhile, the debate, which was streamed exclusively on Rumble, received nearly 2 million views.