The debating hall erupted in loud jeers and whispers of “Oh, Jesus” when Ramaswamy made fun of Nikki Haley’s kid for using TikTok.
Up until now, he’s done a good job playing the antagonist, and opinions on his most contentious remarks are, at best, split.
In response, Haley blasted him as “dumb” and told him not to pursue her daughter.
The crowd reacted negatively to Vivek Ramaswamy’s comments during the GOP debate on Nikki Haley’s daughter using TikTok, with loud boos and murmurs of “Oh, Jesus.” Throughout the argument, Ramaswamy had been attempting to be a provocateur, and this specific remark did not sit well with the crowd, which made him less popular in the room.
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Nikki Haley shot back at Ramaswamy’s remark, labelling him “dumb” and cautioning him not to go after her daughter.
Senator Tim Scott, who has always opposed the concept of outlawing TikTok, put out a substitute strategy, recommending the improvement of parental controls and the addition of “country-of-origin” identification to all applications. Scott’s position on TikTok is a result of earlier efforts by the Trump administration to outlaw the app, which the courts overturned.
TikTok has come under fire for purportedly endorsing material that is pro-Palestinian and goes against US foreign policy objectives. The majority of these allegations are anecdotal, and they have appeared on conservative news sites like Fox News, on platforms like X, and in media releases.
TikTok has fiercely maintained its content neutrality and refuted accusations of bias. The assessment of TikTok’s purported promotion of pro-Palestinian material is mostly contingent upon the analysis of the platform’s statistics. Though hashtags like #standwithpalestine are trending significantly internationally, recent US data indicates that pro-Israel material has outperformed some well-liked pro-Palestinian content on the site.
Younger generations continue to find TikTok appealing, and many Texans use the site to get news and entertainment. Based on survey data, those between the ages of 18 and 29 are especially fond of TikTok, and a significant portion of GOP voters under 30 have a favorable opinion of the site.