In the second 2024 debate of the Republican primary, Nikki Haley criticized Vivek Ramaswamy.
On Wednesday, during the second 2024 Republican presidential primary debate, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley took the spotlight by criticizing entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
One of the main reasons for contention was Ramaswamy’s decision to be the first Republican candidate to join the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok. While Ramaswamy saw it as a strategy to connect with younger voters, Haley strongly disagreed and found it “infuriating.”
How did the conversation go?
“You joined TikTok after dinner with boxer and influencer Jake Paul. Should the commander in chief be so easily persuaded by an influencer?” asked Moderator Stuart Varney to Vivek.
In response, Ramaswamy explained that he uses TikTok to connect with young voters and expressed his intent to restrict social media access for younger individuals if elected president.
Vivek said, “So the answer is, I have a radical idea for the Republican Party,” he added, “We need to win elections, and part of how we win elections is reaching the next generation of young Americans where they are.”
Nikki Haley strongly disagreed with Vivek’s stance, labeling it “infuriating.” She said TikTok is one of the most dangerous social media apps we could have “.
She added, “Honestly, every time I hear you, I feel a little dumber for what you say.” Also, she told him, “We can’t trust you”.
It’s important to note that numerous GOP candidates have voiced reservations about TikTok because of its ties to China.
At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California, the second Republican debate for the 2024 election is now taking place.
Seven candidates are running: former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, former vice president Mike Pence, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and South Carolina senator Tim Scott.