- The Washington Times
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Elon Musk says he would support Gov. Ron DeSantis if the Florida Republican decides to run for president in 2024.

Twitter’s new owner replied “Yes” to a Friday night tweet asking him if he would back the Republican Party’s rising star in a general election.


That response came after Mr. Musk had stated in a previous tweet: “My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would [be] the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.”

The billionaire tech magnate also said he was a “significant supporter” of President Barack Obama’s tenure in office “and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump.”

Mr. Musk began sharing his thoughts on politics after being tagged in a tweet about former President Donald Trump not using his reinstated Twitter account. 

“I’m fine with Trump not tweeting,” Mr. Musk said. “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.”

Mr. Musk, who also is the CEO of Tesla, urged “independent-minded voters” to support Republicans a day before the midterms elections earlier this month.


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He announced his first-ever vote for a Republican when he cast a ballot for Rep. Mayra Flores of Texas in a June special election, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Ms. Flores lost in the general election to Democratic challenger Vicente Gonzalez this month.

• Matt Delaney can be reached at mdelaney@washingtontimes.com.


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