Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade engaged in a heated exchange with Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on “Fox and Friends” regarding Ramaswamy’s proposed policies on the Russia-Ukraine war.
Kilmeade criticized Ramaswamy’s stance, questioning his comfort with Russia’s actions and the potential consequences.
Ramaswamy emphasized the need for a strong approach against Russia, receiving audience applause. (Trending: Elon Musk Condemns Arrest Of Jan 6 Protester)
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“Hey, Vivek, are you comfortable with Russia taking as much of Ukraine as they want? Are you comfortable pulling all our aid out? And do you really believe that Vladimir Putin will agree not to have an alliance with China?” Kilmeade pressed.
Ramaswamy expressed his priority of playing “hardball” with Putin, and stressed the need to engage in a “maximum pressure campaign.”
“What I’m saying, Brian, is the clear principles are: This war doesn’t advance U.S. interest. The Russia-China alliance is the top threat that we face,” Ramaswamy said.
“Vivek, are you comfortable giving up Eastern Europe? Because, you know, they’re already taking Moldova, already making moves on the Baltic, they’re taking more and more pieces of Georgia, and all we’ve done is sit there and send blankets and MREs and we got an invasion,” Kilmeade said.
“Because we have no idea how Ukraine has spent $200 billion of our money,” Ramaswamy said.
“We’re forking over more taxpayer money so some Ukrainian kleptocrat can buy a bigger house. That’s corrupt and I’m not going to stand for that.”
“I think it is offensive that people would sooner spend $200 billion of our resources to protect some other nation’s foreign border — that’s not a democracy — when in fact, we’re not even doing that effectively here on our border,” Ramaswamy said.
The debate also touched on the crisis at the southern border and Ramaswamy’s previous attacks on Nikki Haley.
The exchange lasted nearly five minutes.