Musk calls Ramaswamy 'very promising candidate'

Ramaswamy is the first millennial to run for U.S. president as a Republican.

Published: August 18, 2023 8:38am

Updated: August 18, 2023 9:46am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fellow entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy is a "promising" 2024 GOP presidential candidate. 

"He is a very promising candidate," Musk wrote on social media in reference to an interview Ramaswamy did Thursday with conservative pundit Tucker Carlson.

In the interview, Ramaswamy discussed foreign policy, the importance of truth and him being the youngest Republican candidate in the race.

Ramaswamy is the first millennial to run for U.S. president as a Republican and has made a lot of his messaging toward young people and bringing back American pride. 

"We are hungry for a cause," he stated during a recent speech. "We are hungry for purpose and meaning and identity at a time in our national history. The things that used to fill our void: faith, patriotism, hard work and family – these things have disappeared." 

According to the RealClearPolitics poll average, Ramaswamy is in third place in the GOP primary behind Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis and front-runner former President Trump.

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