GG News Bureau
WASHINGTON DC, 29th Sept. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday night attacked her fellow republican candidate an Indian origin tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy told him that “every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber”.
The debate took place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, and was hosted by the Fox Business Network and Univision.
Ramaswamy 38 years old irked Haley, 51, by defending his collaboration on Chinese short-video-making app TikTok with influencer Jake Paul, reported The New York Post.
He said “There’s exactly one person in the Republican Party which talks a big game about reaching young people, and that’s me,”.
Haley fired back and said: “TikTok is one of the most dangerous social media assets that we could have. Honestly, every time I hear you I feel a little bit dumber.”
She touched on the national security concerns surrounding TikTok and referenced its historical ties to the Chinese Community Party.
Ramaswamy said: “We will be better served as a Republican Party if we’re not sitting here hurling personal insults and actually have a legitimate debate about policy.”
Haley had criticized Ramaswamy taking aim at his foreign policy views during the first GOP debate.
Besides Haley and Ramaswamy, the other participating candidates were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, said: “Vivek just said we were all good people, and I appreciate that. Because last debate, he said we were all bought and paid for. I thought about that for a little while.”
“I can’t imagine how you could say that, knowing that you are just in business with the Chinese Communist Party and the same people that funded Hunter Biden millions of dollars was a partner of yours as well.”
Former Vice President Pence slammed Ramaswamy’s resistance to military aid to war-torn Ukraine.
According to latest RealClearPolitics polls, Ramaswamy stands fourth place aggregate of the 2024 Republican pack.