Sunday’s “Meet the Press” episode had Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy arguing with NBC host Chuck Todd on Todd’s current views on the 2024 race.
Todd thumbed through a copy of Ramaswamy’s book “Nation of Victims,” in which the presidential candidate claimed that the election had not been stolen, to back up his assertion that Ramaswamy had changed his mind regarding the result of the 2020 presidential election.
Ramaswamy said that he would have done things differently than former Vice President Mike Pence did during the certification of the electoral votes. In contrast to Trump, Pence decided not to challenge the election results.
“So you left, and now, on January 6th, eleven months later, you’ve changed your mind?” To be clear, this book was written in September of 2022,” Todd said.
Ramaswamy said that Todd raised a good point and would happily address it if he wanted to hear it. He said there is evidence Big Tech meddled in the election by suppressing the New York Post’s report on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Although he echoed Americans’ concerns about election hacking, he claimed to have seen no evidence that the official ballot count favored Trump against President Joe Biden.
Todd called him out, noting that not once in all of his writing had he mentioned anything technical. He said it was a completely novel turn of events.
Ramaswamy raised his voice, telling Todd his claim was “absolutely false.”
Todd reiterated that the specific part involving Hunter Biden is never discussed in his book. According to Todd, “That was something we were looking for.”
The presidential hopeful lamented that he didn’t think Todd was giving his book, Nation of Victims, a fair shake. He urged Todd to get through the whole book- twenty pages of text, says Ramaswamy, were devoted to this topic.
Todd argued that he hadn’t written about election fraud the same way in the book.
The candidate said, “It’s OK, you don’t need to read my book, but if you do, quote it properly.”
Ramaswamy admitted that he would have reached different conclusions than Trump, but he still maintained that the judicial system is being used as a weapon to make Trump’s opposition to the election results illegal.