Young Republican Leader Wins Praise from Elon Musk
Elon Musk Applauds Young Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy
Elon Musk, the chairman and chief technology officer of X (formerly Twitter), recently praised Vivek Ramaswamy, a rising star in the Republican party who is running for the position of the United States president.
Musk’s comments came in response to a part of Ramaswamy’s interview on Tucker Carlson’s podcast, where he said, “Vivek Ramaswamy is the youngest-ever Republican presidential candidate.” Musk also stated that he sees Ramaswamy as a candidate with a lot of potential.
Known for his straightforward views on digital finance and cryptocurrencies, Ramaswamy has been advocating for a stronger crypto presence in the U.S. He made headlines at the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami by announcing that his campaign would accept contributions in Bitcoin (BTC), becoming the second presidential contender in the 2024 U.S. election race to embrace BTC.
During the conference, Ramaswamy unveiled a QR code that directed attendees to a donation portal offering various ways to contribute. Those who donated within the limit of $6,600 would receive an exclusive nonfungible token as a token of appreciation.
Ramaswamy’s decision to accept Bitcoin donations follows in the footsteps of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was the first U.S. presidential contender to embrace such contributions. This highlights the growing importance of cryptocurrencies in shaping the future of finance.
Ramaswamy’s popularity is also bringing him closer to fellow Republican Ron DeSantis, the Bitcoin-friendly Governor of Florida.
However, Ramaswamy’s journey into politics is not without challenges. He is currently facing two lawsuits from former employees of Strive Asset Management, a company he co-founded. These employees allege that they were pressured to violate securities regulations during their time at the firm.