The New York Times reports:
Vivek Ramaswamy has harnessed his populist bravado while frequently and unapologetically contorting the truth for political gain, much in the same way that former President Donald J. Trump has mastered. There are layers to Mr. Ramaswamy’s distortions: He has spread lies and exaggerations on subjects including the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol and climate change.
When challenged on those statements, Mr. Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur who is the first millennial Republican to run for president, has in several instances claimed that he had never made them or that he had been taken out of context. But his denials have repeatedly been refuted by recordings and transcripts from Mr. Ramaswamy’s interviews — or, in some cases, excerpts from his own book.
Ramaswamy not only says he never says things he said, or says things that are misleading, but is unapologetic about it in a way that mimics Trump’s impulse to double down. @gettinviggy @jonathanweisman me https://t.co/HweO7xOmD6
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 30, 2023
Vivek Ramaswamy made his money on a pump and dump scheme that grifted money from investors with a bogus product pic.twitter.com/jNGXDexsQG
— Building Back Betterer (@DmitrysPlane) August 29, 2023