After the first debate in August, the Republican presidential candidates crossed paths again in California. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is witness to the second meeting, in which Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Mike Pence, Chris Christie and Doug Burgum battled to gain the trust of GOP voters.
They talked about Ukraine, Health, immigration, and education, among many other topics that were led by the moderators, Dana Perino (Fox News), Stuart Varney (Fox Business Network) and Ilia Calderón (Univisión).
Precisely, on this last issue, Ramaswamy was not afraid to voice his opinion and stated that transgenderism, especially in children, is "a mental health disorder." "We have to recognize the truth as it is. It is not compassionate to affirm a child's confusion. That's not compassion. That is cruelty,” he added.
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In addition, the businessman added another ingredient to the table and spoke of the "mental health crisis" that the country is going through. He spoke of a crisis of values and a lack of meaning in young people, due to a distancing from faith. He also criticized the excessive use of social media by minors.