Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy pulled no punches while delivering a blistering takedown of Nikki Haley, that then devolved into a lengthy exchange with Chris Christie. The former New Jersey governor referred to Ramaswamy as an “obnoxious blowhard,” at which point Ramaswamy told him to “have a nice meal” and get out of the race.
“First of all, Chris Christie also doesn’t know what provinces in eastern Ukraine he actually wants us to fight for. Chris, your version of foreign policy experience was closing a bridge from New Jersey to New York,” an animated Ramaswamy told Christie. “So do everybody a favor, just walk yourself off that stage, enjoy a nice meal, and get the hell out of this race!”
The exchange began on the topic of Ukraine, with Ramaswamy pointing to the deteriorating military situation while highlighting the fact that he has long called for a peace agreement.
“Foreign policy experience is not the same as foreign policy wisdom. I want everybody at home to know that I was the first person to say we need a reasonable peace deal in Ukraine. Now a lot of the neocons are quietly coming along to that position with the exceptions of Nikki Haley and Joe Biden, who still support this, what I believe is a pointless war in Ukraine,” Ramaswamy said. “And I think those with foreign policy experience, one thing that Joe Biden and Nikki Haley have in common is that neither of them could even state for you three provinces in eastern Ukraine that they want to send our troops to actually fight for. Look at that. This is what I want people to understand. ”
Haley never did mention three provinces in Eastern Ukraine, nor did Christie when asked.