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Vivek Ramaswamy suspends 2024 Republican presidential bid, endorses rival Donald Trump

Biotech entrepreneur suspends 2024 presidential bid, endorses Trump. Vivek Ramaswamy, a political novice, drops out as Trump remains the favorite.

Vivek Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur, made the decision to suspend his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and threw his support behind former President Donald Trump after a lackluster showing in Iowa's leadoff caucuses. At 38 years old, Ramaswamy, a political newcomer, had hoped to emulate Trump's success as a wealthy outsider, but ultimately conceded that there was no viable path for him to become the next president without undesirable events occurring in the country.

Throughout his campaign, Ramaswamy took jabs at his opponents while praising Trump as "the best president of the 21st century." However, he also advocated for the Republican Party to embrace "fresh legs" and elevate the "America First" agenda to new heights. Despite his call for "revolution," Ramaswamy's decision to drop out underscores the continued dominance of Trump in Republican politics, as he remains the frontrunner for the GOP nomination despite being 77 years old and facing multiple criminal indictments.

Ramaswamy's unsuccessful bid also highlights the challenges faced by any Republican attempting to challenge the party's established orthodoxy, as he found little political traction for his positions, such as his opposition to aid for Israel and Ukraine. As the son of Indian immigrants, Ramaswamy entered politics after amassing wealth at the intersection of hedge funds and pharmaceutical research, a career he built after graduating from Harvard University and Yale Law School. His bold approach in both business and politics was evident, as he used the same brash tactics to secure investments, even when the drugs he promoted failed to reach the market.

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