Republican nomination hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy struggled during an interview with Sean Hannity last night and insulted the host afterward.
Ramaswamy is certainly intelligent. He graduated from Harvard and has made millions in business. He has had a difficult time as a candidate, however, frequently seeming to lack knowledge on key issues. He also denies that he said things that have been caught on camera.
At one point in last night's interview, Ramaswamy said of rival Nikki Haley, "I think that she is somebody that like many politicians in a position to get wealthier from war."
After Ramaswamy accused the host of shamefully mischaracterizing his words, Hannity pressed, "Hey, Vivek, wait a minute, stop right now. You do this in every single interview. You say stuff and then you deny it. You deny your own words. So, you know, why don’t you just own what you say and stand by it and stop playing these games?"
The candidate responded, "Sean, I am owning what I said. Where I differ from other candidates in this field is that I also believe that this is Israel’s decision to make. The U.S. should stand with Israel, but we need to be very careful not to enter a broader regional war in the Middle East."
After the spot, Ramaswamy would write on Twitter, "For years, Sean Hannity has railed against 'fake news.' I guess he's become it. My comments about lobbyists were about Azerbaijan, not Israel. This interview was sponsored by Nikki Haley."