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Citation From the February 21, 2023, edition of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So I’m not going to ask any political questions, because given my calls in the midterms, I don’t understand American politics. So, I’m not going to ask you what you do in Iowa, there are other people who can do that. Give us the bullet points of what you’re going to tell audiences as you embark from here on this campaign.

VIVEK RAMASWAMY: I think we need to put merit back into America, in every sphere of our lives. I mean, merit in who gets into this country. Let’s start with that. Okay. I think more people, like my parents can be a good thing for this country, but if people whose first act of entering this country is a law breaking one, we should say a hard no to that. Not just who gets in, but also who gets ahead. Decimating affirmative action, it has been a national cancer. One of my top priorities will be to end affirmative action in every sphere of American life. And it is not just meritocracy in who gets ahead —

CARLSON: Ending affirmative action?


CARLSON: I mean, our whole government is based on that idea.