Some Iowa Republicans Will not Vote For Vivek Ramaswamy As a result of They Assume He is A Black Muslim

Vivek Ramaswamy has run into resistance from Iowa Republicans regardless of how a lot he campaigns within the state as a result of some voters assume that he’s a black Muslim.

NBC News reported:

Apoorva Ramaswamy had a easy ask for 2 supporters of her husband’s presidential marketing campaign: “What do people say” about why they’re not supporting Vivek Ramaswamy, and “what answers can I help you provide?”

“Well, the only one I have and I couldn’t even remember who said it to me, but they mentioned his dark skin and they think he’s Muslim,” a supporter named Theresa Fowler instructed her at a restaurant meet-and-greet Thursday. “I kind of set them straight on that. I don’t know if they believe me or think I was covering for him, I don’t know.”

Apoorva Ramaswamy listened intently earlier than responding, “Not much we can do about that one.”

The truth that Iowa Republicans would assume that Vivek Ramaswamy is a black Muslim must be the least shocking growth of the 2024 election. That is Donald Trump’s get together. Republican candidates and Republican elected officers can discuss all they need about how their get together just isn’t racist, however the conduct of a lot of their rank-and-file voters tells a distinct story.

A giant a part of Trump’s success with white rural America is that he embraces racism. It’s the similar type of racism and worry of anybody who’s totally different that exists in lots of elements of rural America.

One must be against Vivek Ramaswamy for his concepts, not his pores and skin coloration, or incorrect beliefs about his faith.

Nevertheless, that is Donald Trump’s Republican Social gathering, and in Trump’s GOP anybody who has darkish pores and skin and a final title like Ramaswamy must cope with racism and bigotry.