Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, both Indian-American presidential candidates, engaged in a heated exchange during the initial Republican Party primary debate that revolved around foreign policy matters. The intensity escalated to the point where both individuals vehemently shouted at each other, gesturing with pointed fingers, resulting in a passionate confrontation that extended for over half a minute. This marked the first occurrence in American history where two candidates of Indian descent shared the debate stage, participating in an animated exchange during a crucial primary presidential debate.

Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley slammed rich entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, citing what she saw as his lack of understanding of world affairs and his views on Russia. Their past contacts on social media had already shown their opposing views on foreign policy.

During the debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Haley accused Ramaswamy of supporting “enemies of America” and “abandoning its allies.” This notion stemmed from Ramaswamy’s claim that Ukraine’s battle with Russia received little support.

During the occasion, Haley, a former US ambassador to the UN, chastised Ramaswamy for his support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom she called a “murderer.” She also expressed concerns about the country’s security under his possible leadership.

“He intends to hand over Ukraine to Russia, he’s willing to allow China to encroach on Taiwan, and he’s willing to halt funding for Israel,” she stressed. “Such actions are incompatible with those of friends.” True friends are always there for each other.”

Vivek Ramaswamy constantly interrupted Nikki Haley’s speech, retorting, “False, false.” Ramaswamy responded by claiming that she was “propagating this falsehood” against him.

Following his decision to abstain from the 2024 Republican presidential primary debate, eight candidates from the former president’s team competed for second place. Indian-Americans ran for president in the last two elections, with Bobby Jindal in 2016 and Kamala Harris, the Vice President, in 2022. However, this is the first time in American presidential election history that two Indian-Americans have shared the main debate platform.

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