A ‘Nazi’: GOP Hopeful Has Strong Words for Ukraine’s Zelensky; Trump Rips GOP Debate During Rally

By Washington Examiner. A series of questions on the war in Ukraine drew heated comments from multiple candidates onstage at Wednesday’s Republican presidential primary debate and led to a tense exchange between Vivek Ramaswamy and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Ramaswamy, pressed on if he supported additional funding for Ukraine as requested by President Joe Biden, said he was “absolutely unpersuaded” by pleas for aid from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Ukraine is not a paragon of democracy,” he responded. “This is a country that has banned 11 opposition parties. It has consolidated all media into one state TV media arm. That’s not democratic. It has threatened not to hold elections this year unless the U.S. forks over more money.”

Ramaswamy proceeded to attack Zelensky as “a comedian in cargo pants” and all but insinuated the Ukrainian president, who is Jewish, is a “Nazi.” (Read more from “A ‘Nazi’: GOP Hopeful Has Strong Words for Ukraine’s Zelensky” HERE)


‘They’re Not Watchable’: Trump Rips GOP Debate During Rally

By Daily Caller. Former President Donald Trump criticized the third Republican presidential debate Wednesday, calling it “not watchable” during a rally in Hialeah, Florida.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and former Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey took part in a debate hosted by NBC News hosts Kristen Welker, Lester Holt and talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. Trump skipped the debate, as he did for the previous two debates, instead electing to hold a rally nearby as the GOP candidates faced off against each other.

“I think they’re at a debate tonight,” Trump said after discussing a New York Times poll showing him leading in multiple states Biden narrowly carried in 2020. “Nobody’s talking about it.”

“I was watching these guys. They’re not watchable,” Trump said. “You know, the last debate was the lowest rated debate in the history of politics. So therefore, do you think we did the right thing by not participating. Somebody said, one of the dumber ones, ‘He doesn’t have the courage to stand up.’ Well, listen, I’m standing in front of tens of thousands of people right now, and it’s on television. That’s a hell of a lot harder to do that then debate. That’s a hell of a lot harder.” (Read more from “‘They’re Not Watchable’: Trump Rips GOP Debate During Rally” HERE)

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