2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has blasted the corporate media and its propagandist figures.
During a speech at a Turning Point USA event on Sunday, Ramaswamy particularly took aim at CNN host Van Jones.
Ramaswamy quoted a fearmongering statement from Jones before demanding that the media analyst “shut the f*ck up.”
He made the comment during an appearance at Turning Point USA’s America Fest 2023.
The four-day event features popular conservative figures speaking to young Republicans on the political climate and issues of today.
During his speech at the event, Ramaswamy started by demanding that the government “tell” the “truth again” in the United States.
He emphasizes that the American people “can handle the truth.”
Ramaswamy then continued to pivot his attention to the previous GOP debate and the “mainstream media.”
He stated that his demands are the “things you’re not supposed to say” within the establishment GOP.
“We demand a government that tells us the truth again in this country,” Ramaswamy stated.
“That’s what we require – we can handle the truth.
“That’s what it means to be a citizen of this country.
“So I say that on that last debate stage to a bunch of Republicans that are shaking in their boots, these are the things you’re not supposed to say in the Republican Party even today.
“And then you get the mainstream media.”
The GOP candidate additionally slammed Jones.
He called out the host’s previous comments about Ramaswamy.
Ramaswamy responded by telling Jones to “shut the f*ck up.”
“You got this character Van Jones on CNN afterward saying, ‘this is the rise of an American demagogue who’s going to live 50 years longer than Trump. This is dangerous. I am shaking,’ – that’s what he says,” Ramaswamy recalled.
“Just shut the f*ck up. At a certain point, just shut the f*ck up,” Ramaswamy asserted.
🚨 VIVEK: “Van Jones should just shut the f*ck up”
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Following the fourth GOP debate in early December, Jones had commented during a CNN panel on Ramaswamy’s performance.
Jones claimed that he had been “shaking” while watching the debate, according to The Hill.
The CNN analyst warned that Ramaswamy was not only “dangerous,” but that he was “one step away from Nazi propaganda coming out of his mouth,” the outlet reported.
“You’re watching the rise of an American demagogue that is a very, very despicable person,” Jones stated, according to The Hill.
“And I literally, I was— I was shaking listening to him talk because a lot of people don’t know.
“That is one step away from Nazi propaganda coming out of his mouth.”