Ramaswamy, 38, made these comments on Friday when asked by an Iowa resident who he would choose to serve as his presidential advisors, according to NBC News.
Ramaswamy has praised Musk for the massive layoffs he made when he assumed control of Twitter last year. The billionaire biotech entrepreneur said that he was looking for somebody with a “blank fresh impression” who did not “come from within” the administration.
Ramaswamy was cited as stating, “I’ve enjoyed getting to know better, Elon Musk recently, I expect him to be an interesting adviser of mine because he laid off 75% of the employees at Twitter.”
According to his biography, Ramaswamy is a second-generation Indian-American who, in 2014, launched Roivant Sciences and, in 2015 and 2016, oversaw the biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) in the biotech industry, which resulted to successful clinical trials in numerous disease areas and FDA-approved pharmaceuticals.
Musk, who is 52 years old, is the wealthy founder and CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and X (previously Twitter).
Previously, Ramaswamy praised Musk’s leadership of the social media business (now known as X), suggesting that he would run the government the same way that Musk manages X.