Fresh off a dominant performance at the third Republican Primary Debate, presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy joined Patrick Bet-David and the Home Team for a special Friday episode of the PBD Podcast. Together, they discussed Ramaswamy’s campaign, assessed the performance of other the candidates, and called out corruption at the highest levels of the RNC establishment.
Here are a few of the standout moments from the sit-down with Vivek Ramaswamy.
1. “It’s Not Her Money” – Ronna McDaniel’s Corrupt Leadership
In his opening statement at the most recent debate, Ramaswamy demanded the resignation of Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel over her failing leadership. After defeats in 2018, 2020, and 2022, Republicans also suffered a loss on Tuesday in Ohio and Virginia—and Ramaswamy says these losses fall on McDaniel’s “dereliction of duty.”
After the debate, McDaniel reportedly called Ramaswamy an “a**hole” and said that he’d “never get another cent” from the RNC…but is that money even hers to control?
“She believes that’s her money,” Ramaswamy said. “That’s a conflict of interest!”
2. “They Have No Chance” – Vivek Ramaswamy Slams Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis
Turning his attention to his primary rivals in the primary race, Ramaswamy discussed how Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been manipulated by big-money donors while Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is “outright corrupt.”
DeSantis, who has been backed by massive super PACs, is still underperforming. “If that couldn’t lift up the dead weight that’s hanging on the ground, then they’ll just find the next puppet to prop up,” Ramaswamy said…and as he sees it, Nikki Haley is the next in line.
“Haley came out to be actively pro-war,” he continued. “When bombs explode, her bank account grows.”
3. “Bipartisan Corruption” – Ramaswamy vs Establishment Media
While Patrick’s own poll shows more than 165,000 people declaring Ramaswamy the winner of the third debate, mainstream media ranked him dead last. Other sources even called him “stupid” and said he performed terribly.
According to Ramaswamy, the media is simply opposed to Trump or anything that remotely resembles him. “In phase one of the campaign, they were for Ron DeSantis,” he said. “In phase two, they’re for Nikki Haley.”
Watch the full episode of the PBD Podcast with Vivek Ramaswamy for more insights into campaign trail drama, foreign policy, and today’s biggest news stories.