It is clear that, in his 2024 Republican presidential campaign, Vivek Ramaswamy has been reflecting the views of many Americans who no longer trust that their government is acting in their best interest.
Nevertheless, there have been some issues raised about his candidacy which Glenn Beck wanted to address. Fortunately, Vivek is not one to shy away from controversy and he recently sat down with Glenn to discuss these rumors.
“A Wikipedia editor alleges that you paid to have your Wikipedia page edited to remove you receiving the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and your role in Ohio’s COVID-19 response team,” Glenn starts. “Is that true, and if it is, why?”
Vivek explains that before he ran for president, “there were a lot of falsehoods” on his Wikipedia page.
These falsehoods included everything from details about his birth to his wife’s name.
“So, before I ran, yes, I wanted to make sure that the public was aware of exactly what the right facts were,” he explains.
Vivek claims that “there wasn’t actually ever a formally titled body” when asked about the COVID-19 response team in Ohio,
“There was a lieutenant governor in Ohio, who remains a friend of mine to this day, who asked me if he could call me from time to time to get basic advice through the process,” he says. “I helped him with the reopening plan. That was a short version of the help that I provided him. So I’m actually proud of that.”
Vivek also explains that he was “pro-reopening” and that he was always “dead set against” lockdowns and mandates.
Regarding the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, he reveals that he was awarded the scholarship at the age of 24, although this accomplishment was unfortunately listed first on his Wikipedia page until recently.
“At the age of 37, having achieved a lot of things,” Vivek explains that he didn’t want the first thing on his Wikipedia page to be a “random scholarship” he got at the age of 24. “That’s manipulation,” he says.
“One of the things I’ve learned in this process, Glenn, is there’s a lot of left-wing media manipulation, but there’s media manipulation 360 degrees, driven by, not just fake-news media, but a lot of fake, establishment candidates too, who are threatened by my rise.”