Ann Coulter tells Vivek Ramaswamy she wouldn't have voted for him

Source: YouTube/Vivek Ramaswamy

Conservative media personality Ann Coulter told podcast host and former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy that she would not have voted for him simply because he is “an Indian.”

May 9, 2024, published at 7:39 PM ET

Conservative media personality Anna Coulter said podcast host and former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy that she would not have voted for him simply because he is 'an Indian', RadarOnline.com can confirm.

Coulter was a guest on Wednesday's episode of Ramaswamy's The Truth Podcast and praised the host as someone whose views she appealed to “probably more than most other candidates” during his 2024 bid for a board position, which he shelved in January.

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“I agreed with a lot of things you said,” she told the biotech engineer before relenting, “but I still wouldn't have voted for you because you're Indian.”

Her comments came after Ramaswamy discussed the meaning of American loyalty, arguing that the conservative movement was entering a “fork in the road” when it came to the idea of ​​nationalism.

Ramaswamy said he preferred a “libertarian kind of nationalism” to what he considered a “kind of reactionary nationalism” favored by those who “believe that there is an element of ethnic heritage that defines what it means to be an American.” are'.

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Ramaswamy suspended his presidential campaign in January.

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Coulter told the host that she would use the word “citizenship” instead of “nationalism”, arguing that “the only people who should not be proud of their ethnic group are usually Anglo-Saxons”.

“Oh boy, you can't be proud of being white,” she said, adding, “You actually see every other ethnic group is very proud of their ethnic group.”

“There is a core national identity which is the identity of the WASP,” Coulter continued, referring to the acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, “and that doesn't mean we can't let anyone else in, a Sri Lankan, a Japanese or an Indian , but the core around which the country's values ​​are formed is the WASP.”

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Coulter was a guest on Wednesday's episode of Ramaswamy's podcast.

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“We've never had a president who didn't have at least partial English ancestry,” she claimed.

Ramaswamy then stated that citizenship is “about your loyalty,” and asked, “What does ethnicity on that axis of citizenship have to do with the issue?”

Coulter responded, “I'm only talking about the president of the United States, so the framers clearly thought there was something different about being president, the one man who has an entire branch of government in his hands.”

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“It was so important that you had a deep, generation-wide loyalty. And why would they think that? Well, as many said at the time, freedom is a wonderful thing, but it is very difficult to learn.”

“It's striking and depressing, but many of our very best immigrants just don't understand the Second Amendment, they don't get the First Amendment,” she claimed.

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Coulter argued that America's “core national identity” was “the identity of the WASP.”

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Ramaswamy said he felt America was not defined by “a single ethnicity,” but instead by “a single set of ideals.”

The former candidate was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Indian parents who immigrated to the US in the 1970s. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and went on to law school at Yale before working at a hedge fund. He founded his biotech company Roivant Sciences in 2014.

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