Musk had actually formerly stated in June he was leaning towards supporting DeSantis for president in 2024.
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Billionaire Elon Musk stated on Friday he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida guv, who just recently cruised to a 2nd term, were to run for president.
DeSantis previously this month beat Democratic challenger Charlie Crist by almost 20 portion indicate be re-elected as Florida guv and sealed himself as the Republican Party’s leading increasing star.
Political experts have actually been administering high marks to DeSantis, who is viewed as a possible opposition to previous president Donald Trump in the 2024 field of Republican governmental prospects. Trump revealed 10 days ago he was running for election once again in 2024.
“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,” Musk stated on Twitter.
“Yes”, he responded in a tweet when asked if he would support DeSantis in 2024.
“As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump,” the Twitter owner stated.
Musk had actually formerly stated in June he was leaning towards supporting DeSantis for president in 2024, and included the Florida guv would quickly beat Biden in the election.
When asked at that time about Musk’s assistance, DeSantis joked, “I welcome support from African-Americans, what can I say.” Musk, who is white, matured in South Africa.
DeSantis is particularly popular with conservatives for taking the lead on culture war problems worrying race and gender. His governorship has actually been marked by his rejection of pandemic-related health limitations, passage of a law restricting conversation of LGBTQ problems in schools, and a fight with Walt Disney over the law.
Musk prompted Americans to choose a Republican Congress in the U.S. midterm elections previously this month to counterbalance Biden’s Democrats. However, the Democrats defied Republican expects a “red wave” in the midterms and kept control of the Senate while the Republicans just won a narrow bulk in the House of Representatives.