Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy shared 10 truths on Twitter, now known as X, and earned praise from Elon Musk.
The claims included: “God is real,” “There are two genders,” “Human flourishing requires fossil fuels,” and others.
In other truth claims, Ramaswamy mentioned the border crisis, families, and capitalism.
“He states his beliefs clearly,” Elon Musk tweeted, describing Ramaswamy as “a very promising candidate.”
Speaking at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California, Ramaswamy said, “Faith, patriotism, hard work, and family… have disappeared only to be replaced by new secular religions in American life [such as] wokeism, transgenderism, climate-ism, chauvinism, globalism, depression, anxiety, fentanyl, [and] suicide,” explaining the issues are “symptoms of a deeper void of purpose and meaning in our country.”
Ramaswamy is in third place for Republican support, according to polls.
Trump currently leads GOP polls with 54.7% support.
Trump is followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 14.8% support and Ramaswamy with 6.9%.
Reporting from New York Post:
“We are starved for purpose and meaning and identity at a time in our national history when the things that used to fill our void. Faith, patriotism, belief in God, nation,” he said. “The things we talked about when those have disappeared. That leaves a moral vacuum in its wake. And I think that that presents our opportunity, not speaking to conservatives, I’m speaking to Americans. That is our opportunity to step up and to fill that void with a vision of what it means to be an American today.”