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WATCH: Ramaswamy Releases Ad Panning Mainstream Media's Coverage Of His Campaign

'Take your remote and turn that s--- off'

WATCH: Ramaswamy Releases Ad Panning Mainstream Media's Coverage Of His Campaign

Entrepreneur and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy released a campaign ad panning mainstream media's coverage of his campaign.

The ad, released Wednesday morning, was titled "Turn the TV off."

"The mainstream media is trying to rig the Iowa GOP caucus in favor of the corporate candidates who they can control," Ramaswamy introduced his video. "Don't fall for their trick."

"They don't want you to hear from me about the truth of what really happened on January 6th," he added. "The truth about the COVID origin, the Hunter Biden laptop story, and everything else they have lied to you about."

Ramaswamy said viewers can "fix that."

"Take your remote and turn that s--- off," he said as the video mimicked a TV shutting off.


Ramaswamy's ad appeared to reference an infamous early December town hall with CNN host Abby Phillip in which the GOP candidate said the Capitol Riot on Jan. 6, 2021 was an "inside job."

"We do have a government ... that has lied to us systematically over the last several years about the origin of COVID-19, about the Hunter Biden laptop that we were told was false by 51 CIA experts and otherwise before we now know that it was true," he said, referencing the other theories including former President Donald Trump's allleged connections to Russia. "Now we come to January 6th. The reality is we know that there were federal law enforcement agents in that field. We don't know how many."

Phillip interrupted Ramaswamy who said, "I notice the establishment doesn't approve of this message."

"We should be able to talk about this," he added.

Phillip said there was "no evidence" of federal agents in the crowd during the Capitol Riot.

The CNN host continued interjecting as Ramaswamy attempted to finish his response.


"This is very uncomfortable for you," he told Phillip. "I know this is an uncomfortable issue for many people, but we have to do the truth here."

Phillip said she would clarify her question, to which Ramaswamy reiterated he was not as invested in politics and current events three years ago as he was today.

"Where is the evidence that the government had a plot, an inside job, to conspire," she said as Ramaswamy cut her off saying, "I'm not gonna let you put words in my mouth, I'm gonna put my words in my mouth."

"Why did they suppress footage of now what's been released, 200 hours of footage of shooting rubber bullets into that crowd, shooting tear gas into that crowd," Ramaswamy said. "You didn't see that before, you saw what the response was to that. Now you see footage of actually rolling out the red carpet for Capitol Police allowing people in right through the front door."

Phillip continued interjecting through his response, accusing the GOP candidate of "cherry picking" in his response.

"The government cherry picked 12 hours of footage when there was 200 hours ... the cherry picking was the government, not me," he said.

Ramaswamy also referenced the 2020 planned abduction of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in which FBI agents encouraged four men to carry out her kidnapping.

"It was entrapment," he said. "That is government agents put them up to do something they otherwise wouldn't have done."

Corporate press outlets have referred to Ramaswamy's comments as a "conspiracy theory."

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