With the 2024 election coming in a hurry, there’s no room for mistakes. But some candidates can’t get out of their own way.
And this presidential candidate is finished after they were caught in one devastating lie.
Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican candidate for president and wealthy entrepreneur is trying to make a name for himself while being in a crowded field of potential nominees.
But recently, he fell into controversy after it was discovered that he accepted money through a scholarship from the Soros family.
“Ramaswamy defended himself last month for accepting a $90,000 award from the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which was founded by Daisy and Paul Soros, the late older brother of liberal billionaire financier George Soros” stated Fox News.
“Ramaswamy said that after graduating from Harvard, he ‘didn’t have the money’ to afford Yale Law School.”
His tax returns, however, tell a different story.
According to Fox News, “In 2011, the same year he accepted the award, Ramaswamy reported $2,252,209 in total income, according to his tax returns, which he released in June. He reported a total of $1,173,690 in income in the three years prior.”
Vivek Ramaswamy’s tax returns throw his excuse of needing money from the Soros family right out the window.
While only polling at 10% according to the New York Post, lying to potential voters won’t do the Republican candidate any favors.
And it only gets worse for Ramaswamy.
The National Review recently reported that he paid an editor to remove damning information from his Wikipedia page.
“Those edits included the removal of lines about Ramaswamy’s receipt of a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans in 2011 and his position on Ohio’s Covid-19 Response Team.”
Almost every person who has run for political office has had skeletons in their closet revealed.
But the way Ramaswamy has attempted to hide these skeletons has only made things more damaging for his campaign.
That’s certainly evident in the way he tries to justify accepting the Soros scholarship.
“There was a separate scholarship that I won at the age of 24-25 when I was going to law school in my mid-20s, in my early 20s, when I didn’t have the money and it was a merit scholarship that hundreds of kids win, that was partially funded, not by George Soros, but by Paul Soros a relative, his brother.”
While George Soros didn’t directly hand funds over to Ramaswamy, the multiple attempts to cover up the scholarship hurt his trust among voters.
It’s up to Vivek Ramaswamy to walk a straight line moving forward, as his polling is likely to plummet after his recent lies.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.