Elon Musk Says He Will Back Desantis for President if the Florida Governor Runs

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Last Updated on November 27, 2022 by Bitfinsider

Elon Musk stated on Friday that he would support Ron DeSantis for president in 2024 if the freshly reelected Florida governor ran for office.

This month, DeSantis trounced Charlie Crist by over 20 percentage points to win re-election as Florida governor and solidify his position as the Republican Party’s rising star.

DeSantis is viewed as a potential opponent to former president Donald Trump in the 2024 field of Republican presidential hopefuls, according to political analysts. Trump announced his candidacy for reelection in 2024 ten days ago.

“My preferred candidate for the president in 2024 is someone rational and moderate. I had thought that would be the case with the Biden administration, but so far I’ve been disappointed,” Musk stated on Twitter.

When questioned through tweet whether he would back DeSantis in 2024, he responded affirmatively.

“As a reminder, I was a huge Obama-Biden fan and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump,” the Twitter user added.

Musk stated in June that he was leaning toward backing DeSantis for president in 2024, and added that the Florida governor would easily defeat Biden.

When questioned about Musk’s support at the time, DeSantis remarked, “What can I say? I appreciate support from African-Americans.” White Musk was raised in South Africa.

DeSantis is especially popular with conservatives because to his leadership on race and gender-related culture war issues. His gubernatorial tenure has been highlighted by his rejection of pandemic-related health regulations, the passing of a bill restricting the discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools, and a legal dispute with Walt Disney.

Musk urged Americans to elect a Republican Congress to counterbalance Biden’s Democrats in the midterm elections earlier this month. Nonetheless, the Democrats defied Republican predictions for a “red wave” in the midterm elections and kept control of the Senate, while the Republicans earned just a slender majority in the House.


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