Ramaswamy has pitched himself as a younger, more extreme version of the former president. While he's gained in the polls, a GOP strategist warns "he'll never surpass Trump by trying to mimic Trump."
Former President Donald Trump skipped the debate and turned himself into Georgia police this week. Still, he's way ahead of his primary opponents and coasting toward the nomination.
Republicans are showing up in Iowa early and often, trying to stand out against the big personality that former President Donald Trump brings to the GOP primary.
He spoke to The NPR Politics Podcast about his political identity as a nationalist and expanding Donald Trump's "America First" message to a new audience.