Vivek Ramaswamy has hit out at a former chair of the Democratic Nationwide Committee, after she “deliberately” mispronounced his identify and mentioned that he ought to “go dwelling”.
Donna Brazile, a political strategist and ABC Information commentator, made the remarks whereas showing on Actual Time With Invoice Maher – and was known as out for obvious “racism”.
In a clip of an trade with Maher, circulated on-line, Brazile says “Vivek must shut the hell up and go dwelling, I’m bored with him.”
After Maher corrected her on her pronunciation of the Republican presidential hopeful’s first identify, Brazile replied “Properly no matter…” and proceeded to mispronounce his second identify additionally.
Maher mentioned: “There’s one thing improper with everyone refusing to study to say his identify,” later including, “I simply really feel there’s slightly racism right here”.
Brazile responded: “No racism”.
Maher mentioned: “I do know we don’t like him however, you understand, simply say his identify proper…. I heard him do a rap and he mentioned it rhymes with cake”.
Writing on X in response to a person who had shared the clip, Ramaswamy later wrote: “I’m wondering what they’d do if a white Republican deliberately mispronounced Donna’s identify & then advised her to return ‘dwelling.’”
Mr Ramaswamy continues to be a polarising determine within the ongoing race for the GOP candidacy.
On Sunday, he sparked outrage on-line after pledging to fireplace half of all federal staff on his first day within the Oval Workplace if he have been to be elected president.
The biotech entrepreneur wrote on X on Sunday that he would “immediately hearth 50 per cent of federal bureaucrats” on “day one”.
“Right here’s how: in case your SSN ends in an odd quantity, you’re fired,” he added. “That downsizes authorities by half. Completely *nothing* will break consequently.” The feedback drew mockery from different X customers.
Mr Ramaswamy additionally just lately grew to become embroiled in a heated on-air argument with CNN anchor Abby Phillip, when requested his opinion on alleged “neo-Nazi rhetoric” utilized by former president Donald Trump.
Mr Trump used the time period “vermin” when talking to a crowd in New Hampshire just lately, telling his supporters “We are going to root out the communists, Marxists, fascists, and the novel left thugs that stay like vermin inside the confines of our county.”
As an alternative of immediately answering the query, Mr Ramaswamy as a substitute lashed out at Phillip, branding her query as “a traditional mainstream media transfer.”
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