Plenty of pundits have been weighing in on the first GOP debate. Many have said that businessman-turned-politician Vivek Ramaswamy won the night. Some said his answer about the fatherless epidemic in America was the best of the night.
But not everyone is too keen on the Silicon Valley anti-woke CEO. The rising Republican candidate opened the night with a joke about himself and his last name. It sounded a bit too familiar for some folks. And now, they are calling out what Vivek said.
From Fox News:
Ramaswamy introduced himself as a “skinny guy with a funny last name” after receiving his first question from moderator Bret Baier in Milwaukee on Wednesday…
In 2004, Obama referred to himself as “a skinny kid with a funny name,” a joke that was met with laughter and applause from the audience.
Oh, no! Vivek Ramaswamy, a skinny guy with a funny name, was dragged by some for using the same joke as Obama did–nearly twenty years ago.
Despite the fact that politicians constantly steal one-liners from each other, apparently, some conservatives are calling for Ramaswamy’s head. These same pundits defended Melania Trump who allegedly stole an entire speech from Michelle Obama in 2016.
Joe Biden built his entire career plagiarizing entire speeches and statements from other politicians. He had to drop out of the presidential race in the 80s because he was outed for stealing from other leaders. Biden even stole his “Build Back Better” 2020 slogan from a UK politician.
Yet, for some reason, Republicans are up and arms over Vivek taking this one-liner from Obama. Even though, it is more fitting and cleverer when Ramaswamy says it. Ramaswamy is the son of an immigrant family, who rose to become a successful businessman.
Obama was an entitled politician who rode identity politics into the White House. Which one would you rather support?
- Vivek Ramaswamy borrowed a one-liner from Obama in a speech from 2004.
- Ramaswamy said he was “a skinny guy with a funny last name” during the debate.
- Ramaswamy is considered the winner of the crowded GOP debate.
Source: Fox News