DeSantis Has Musk's Vote

Twitter owner has found Biden disappointing
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2022 11:35 AM CST
DeSantis Has Musk's Vote
Elon Musk, shown in 2020, announced his pick for the next presidential election.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Whether he wants it or not, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would seem to have the backing of Elon Musk in the 2024 presidential race. Musk proclaimed his endorsement in a "yes" tweet when asked if he would support DeSantis, NBC News reports. "My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist," Musk posted. "I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far." The Republican has not said he's going to run, but Donald Trump has. The billionaire and the former president have bickered publicly.

When Musk telegraphed his support in June, DeSantis said, "I welcome support from African-Americans, what can I say." Twitter's new owner grew up in South Africa. Musk gave his yes Friday night after elaborating on his thinking; he has discussed his political preferences in tweets since he took the platform over, per the Washington Post. He said Friday he'd "reluctantly" voted for President Biden in 2020 in his race against Trump. "My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist," Musk wrote. He said that was his hope for Biden but added he's "been disappointed so far." (More Elon Musk stories.)

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