Fox News Host Spars With Vivek Ramaswamy

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy expected an interview with Fox News, but instead was met with belligerent sparring over his anti-war positions from Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade.

The argument came after the fourth GOP primary debate on Wednesday evening — where Ramaswamy took aim at establishment Republican candidate Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, over her work as a contractor for Boeing after leaving office. He also called Haley out for becoming wealthy after leaving politics through her work with various major corporations.

After the debate, Ramaswamy was asked by Fox & Friends co-host Lawrence Jones about whether his tactic of targeting Haley was working among conservative voters as she has increased slightly in the polls in recent weeks.

Kilmeade, who was speaking from Fox News’ studio in New York, then interjected before calling Ramaswamy back into the discussion — attacking the GOP candidate for his anti-war stance amid Ukraine’s losing battle with Russia.

“I’d just like to know with his policy, it’s just ridiculous on Russia-Ukraine, he says ‘tell Russia basically they can have Ukraine if they promise not to have an alliance with China,’” Kilmeade said.

“Vivek, are you comfortable with Russia taking as much of Ukraine as they want? Are you comfortable pulling all of our aid out and do you really believe that Vladimir Putin will agree not to have an alliance with China?” the Fox host asked.

Ramaswamy responded by arguing that the United States needs to play “hardball” and threaten Russia with “serious consequences” if they broke the deal — prompting Kilmeade to angrily interject to ask, “Like what?”

“This war doesn’t advance U.S. interests —” Ramaswamy tried to reply before being interrupted by Kilmeade.

“Yes it does, if you give up Eastern Europe — it is in our interest,” Kilmeade claimed.
Ramaswamy then pointed out that the current U.S. policy is driving Russia to ally itself with China — an alliance that could become extremely dangerous for the world in the future — which only prompted more anger and disagreement from Kilmeade.

The Republican presidential candidate went on to note how concerning it is that there has been no oversight on how Ukraine is spending the billions of American taxpayer dollars that it has been sent in aid — prompting Kilmeade to bizarrely claim that Ukrainians are the “best fighters in the world.”

Ramaswamy then called out Ukraine for its assassinations, leading Kilmeade to smear him as “naïve.”

“So naïve, you give up Ukraine then in two years you’d be criticizing Joe Biden for giving up Ukraine,” the Fox host claimed.

“You wanna call me naïve? I actually understand what the heck I’m talking about here,” Ramaswamy fired back.

“Really?” Kilmeade asked, prompting another heated debate over U.S. involvement in Ukraine that ultimately concluded with Kilmeade ending the segment after Ramaswamy continued advocating for focusing on helping Americans over Ukraine.