For Elon Musk, the choice of the candidate supported in 2024 is still far from being made. The billionaire, who recently bought the social network Twitter, had already been questioned about his choice last June, but he then provoked a spat between the Republican Party’s rising star, Ron DeSantis, and former President Donald Trump, recalls BFM TV . Why ? Because until now Elon Musk voted Democrat: “I loudly supported the Obama-Biden presidency and reluctantly voted for Biden against Trump.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 26 November 2022
But on Friday night, the billionaire was asked by a Twitter account, an ardent supporter of the Republican Party, about the choice he would make if he had to vote between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump. “Will you support Ron DeSantis in 2024, Elon?”, he asked as a question. Laconic answer from the headmaster in question: ” Yes “. Support for the governor of Florida therefore but half word because he tweeted later that night his “preference for 2024 would go to a reasonable and centered personality”. And to add: “I had hoped that would be the case with the Biden administration, but at the moment I have been disappointed. »
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This support may surprise as the head of Tesla and SpaceX reactivated the former US president’s Twitter account a week ago. But at this point, Elon Musk justified himself again by explaining that “freedom of speech” was “the rock on which we build a strong democracy, and that must come first”. According to him banish him “in practice” wanted “undermined the trust that half of America has placed in Twitter”. Elon Musk was hardly moved by the lack of reaction or tweet from Donald Trump since his announcement because what matters to him is “correct the grave mistake made” [qu’il a subie] by being banned when he didn’t “broke the law or violated the rules”.
But is this an extra boost for Ron DeSantis? Some analysts think so when he has already won a landslide victory in the Florida midterm elections, while Donald Trump has been criticized for the failure of the Republicans and the absence of “red wave”. Within the party, the former president is increasingly contested, and Fox News, the chain won over to his cause, is increasingly giving voice to its opponents, notes BFM TV. For his part, Elon Musk certainly hopes to restore his image after the massive layoffs of Twitter employees, internal criticism and the network’s advertising losses, which are already considered huge.
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