Former President Donald Trump lashed out at GOP rival Vivek Ramaswamy on Saturday, arguing on social media that the entrepreneur is “not MAGA.”
“Vivek started his campaign as a great supporter, ‘the best President in generations,’ etc. Unfortunately, now all he does is disguise his support in the form of deceitful campaign tricks,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Trump’s attack comes as the former president and his campaign have grown increasingly frustrated with what they claim are Ramaswamy’s disingenuous campaign tactics, Trump campaign advisers told CNN.
“Very sly, but a vote for Vivek is a vote for the ‘other side’ — don’t get duped by this. Vote for ‘TRUMP, don’t waste your vote! Vivek is not MAGA. The Biden Indictments against his Political Opponent will never be allowed in this Country, they are already beginning to fall! MAGA!!!” Trump added in his post.
Trump advisers said they haven’t seen anything in the polls to indicate that Ramaswamy was gaining on Trump in Iowa, adding that the president’s comments are solely based on Ramaswamy’s recent comments and posts.
Ramaswamy posted a photo to X on Saturday posing with supporters donning “Save Trump, vote Vivek” t-shirts, which showed a picture of Trump’s mug shot from when he was processed at the Fulton County jail in August.