Who has Elon Musk said he would support in the 2024 Presidential Election?
The billionaire Republican party supporter was asked on Twitter who he would back for 2024 to which Musk replied someone “sensible”.
Elon Musk has once again nailed his colours to an elephant-shaped mast. Despite being a previous Democrat voter it seems his allegiances are definitely with the Republicans, at least for now.
In a Twitter thread Musk was asked whether he would support a Ron DeSantis presidential bid in 2024.
This seems incongruous with a tweet moments before from Musk saying “My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist.” Ron DeSantis is not oft described as this.
The tweets were made during a thread in which Musk explained the reasoning behind the reinstatement of Donald Trump’s instagram account. Trump has yet to return to the platform.
“Deplatforming a sitting President undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America,” Musk wrote.
Musk supporting the GOP shouldn’t be a surprise based upon his recent political beleifs. Before the midterm elections he told his fans to back the Republican party. As recently as May Musk had said he had “voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican.”
At that juncture Musk complained to the All-In podcast that Biden was “too captured by the [trade] unions,” a belief not surprising for a billionaire to hold.
What does Ron DeSantis stand for?
Ron DeSantis has served as governor of Florida since 2019 and has quickly grown into one of the loudest voices in the Republican Party. He made national news by his constant opposition to covid-19 control measures.
During the midterms DeSantis won the gubernatorial reelection in Florida, taking 60% of the vote in what was once a swing state. In the rest of the state Republicans took 20 of 28 House seats as well as comfortable retaining Marco Rubio’s Senate seat.
DeSantis has yet to announce his presidential bid, if indeed there will be one.