DeSantis Slows Attacks On Trump Focuses On New 2024 Candidate

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( – On Wednesday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s super PAC, Never Back Down PAC, released a new video slamming 2024 presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy over the similarities between some of his remarks and the remarks made by former President Barack Obama.

The video plays clips from the two men highlighting the similarities between their remarks. An on-screen text also reads “Vivek Copies Obama.” One of the clips featured in the video came from the first Republican presidential debate during which Ramaswamy had introduced himself as a “skinny guy with a funny last name.” This was extremely similar to the line that Obama had used in the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where he too had called himself “a skinny kid with a funny name.” During the debate, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had called Ramaswamy out for using Obama’s phrase.

This was not the only line from Obama’s 2004 speech that Ramaswamy had drawn from according to the video. Both had used the phrase “deep in their bones” and referenced to “E pluribus unum” during their speeches.

A spokesperson for the super PAC called Ramaswamy a fraud and pointed out that he had been caught on many lies. He added that the fact that he had copied Obama’s famous speech for his campaign launch video showed that he was “an empty suit.”

On Wednesday night, DeSantis and Ramaswamy, along with several other Republican candidates are going to appear onstage together for the second Republican presidential primary debate hosted by Fox Business.

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