(ConservativeHub.com) – On September 10, Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie claimed that Vivek Ramaswamy, who is also competing in the Republican primary race, is not “a serious contender.” According to The Hill, Christie spoke with Fox News show host Howard Kurtz, where he took aim at Ramaswamy’s foreign policy plan. His foreign policy platform was released in August after Ramaswamy was heavily criticized during the first primary debate for not having any experience in politics, The Hill reported.
Christie argued that anyone who wanted to treat Israel and other Middle Eastern countries the same, or to hand Taiwan to China by 2028, or who believes that he will be able to have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convince him to stop having relations with Kim Jong-Un, Chinese President Xi Jinping and all the Iranian mullahs is someone who is not a “serious candidate” for the presidency.
Nikki Haley, another Republican presidential candidate, blasted Ramaswamy during the first primary debate, arguing at the time that he did not have any foreign policy experience and that was evident. Former Vice President Mike Pence similarly claimed that this was not the time to have a “rookie” brought on, or someone who would require “on-the-job training.”
However, despite these attacks, the national polls tell a different story as Ramaswamy is currently in third place right below former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. As reported by The Hill, the Real Clear Politics Republican primary polling average has shown that Ramaswamy currently has the support of 6.6 percent of Republican primary voters.
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