Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy, a health care and tech sector entrepreneur, conservative commentator and author declared his candidacy for US president in an interview with Fox News. The 37-year-old is the author of “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam” and has been dubbed “the CEO of Anti-Woke, Inc.” in New Yorker magazine profile last year. Vivek Ramaswamy declared his candidacy by stating that he is running for president to revive ideals in the country and put ‘merit’ back into ‘America’. He asserted that his campaign is about the unapologetic pursuit of excellence in the country and believes in merit and success based on the individual’s character and contributions. Vivek Ramaswamy joins the Republican field following Former president Donald Trump and former South Carolina governor and former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s presidential bid announcement.
Today: December 2, 2023