“Anti-Woke” Tech Mogul Announces White House Bid

The New York Times reports:

Vivek Ramaswamy, a multimillionaire entrepreneur and author, entered the Republican presidential race on Tuesday with an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show and a video centered on opposition to social justice activism.

Mr. Ramaswamy, 37, is a former biotechnology executive and hedge fund partner who has made a name for himself in right-wing circles by opposing corporate efforts to advance political, social and environmental causes.

“We’re in the middle of a national identity crisis,” the three-and-a-half-minute video begins. “Faith, patriotism and hard work have disappeared, only to be replaced by new secular religions like Covidism, climatism and gender ideology.”

Fox News reports:

On Twitter Tuesday evening, just hours after becoming the third Republican in the 2024 race alongside former President Donald Trump and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Ramaswamy said he would end Affirmative Action on the first day of a potential administration. “As U.S. President, I will end federally mandated affirmative action – full stop,” he tweeted.

His agenda would also include dismantling climate change, putting an 8-year limit on federal bureaucrats, eliminating “worthless” federal agencies, becoming totally independent of China, protecting political expression as a civil right, and combating and “annihilating” drug cartels. Ramaswamy is a political commentator and author of “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam.”