Billionaire tech CEO and Twitter owner Elon Musk has been extremely active on his new social media platform following his hostile takeover.
On Friday, Elon Musk was asked point-blank if he would support Florida Governor Ron DeSantis if he ran for president in 2024.
“Would you support Ron DeSantis in 2024, Elon?” Twitter user @ProudElephantUS tweeted.
Musk’s unequioval answer: “Yes.”
“But Twitter as a platform must be fair to all,” he added.
What a novel thought.
DeSantis, however, is currently not the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican primary, should he declare his intentions to run. The Florida governor is fresh off a crushing re-election bid in the Sunshine State where he eclipsed his Democratic rival former governor Charlie Crist by 57-42 — a whopping 15 points amidst an expected “red wave” that was barely at neap tide.
America’s governor has soared to popularity among conservatives who admire his strong pushback on Covid policies, his battles against Woke corporations, and his defense of parents’ rights in the culture wars. A hypothetical matchup between DeSantis and Trump would pit two Republicans against one another who hail from the State of Florida.
Musk, however, cannot be credibly accused of showing excessive favoritism towards DeSantis or any Republican, for that matter. He clarified his political views in the thread.
“I’m fine with Trump not tweeting,” he said on the thread with conservative host and comedian Tim Young. “The important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service. Deplatforming a sitting President undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America.”
“As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump,” he added.
“But freedom of speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy and must take precedence,” Musk went on. “My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.”
So is most of America. But the mainstream media is bent at defending any Democratic administration at all costs, no matter how disastrous. This is why the left fears and hates Elon Musk so much — there is finally a billionaire tech CEO who is not “one of them.”
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