Trump hails Vivek Ramaswamy as winner of fourth debate

“Vivek WINS because he thinks l’m great,” Trump posted on Truth Social.

Donald Trump said Vivek Ramaswamy won the fourth GOP presidential debate held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on December 6, 2023 / LibraryofCongress/Twitter/@VivekGRamaswamy

Former US President Donald Trump observed the fourth debate held on December 6, in Alabama, Tuscaloosa and spoke about it in a recent Truth Social post.

 Declaring Vivek Ramaswamy as the winner of the debate, he said, “Vivek WINS because he thinks l’m great.” Ramaswamy is the only Republican in the presidential race who was not criticized by Trump.

The two have exchanged words of support for each other during the past few months, with Ramaswamy declaring he would pardon Trump, after assuming the presidential office. The Indian American also urged other candidates to vow to do the same.

Ramaswamy made the statement in June, on the heels of Trump’s indictment by a federal jury on 37 counts connected to his retaining of classified information after leaving office. As per the latest developments in Trump’s legal troubles, he faces 91 charges in four criminal prosecutions.

Despite Trump’s stamp of approval, it has been observed that Indian American candidate Ramaswamy’s campaign lost steam after the second and third debates. This despite being propelled to impressive heights following the first debate in Milwaukee after which he became the most searched debate candidate on Google, and his campaign reportedly raising more than US $450,000, in the first hour of the debate.

Meanwhile, Trump’s post also contained light criticism about former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. “Birdbrain looked different and lost, but I give her second place,” he wrote.

 The former president resorted to reviving the nicknames he coined for some of other Republican candidates. “So many people are asking what I thought of history’s lowest rated ‘presidential’ debate, & how would I rate the players. It’s so easy to be a critic, but who on this subject would be better than me,” Trump posted.  

“To begin with, I thought Ron DeSanctimonious was terrible, with his bobble head facial movements & his walking on eggs, but that Sloppy Chris Christie was worse. He’s not fit, mentally or physically, to be President plus, he suffers from TDS, or Trump Derangement Syndrome, at levels not seen before,” he added. As per a report, he also called Christie a “sick puppy” and criticized his poll numbers.