Ron DeSantis just got a major endorsement from the world’s richest man.
Elon Musk says he’s throwing his considerable support behind DeSantis if the Florida governor decides to run for President in 2024. Elon’s message was an obvious slap in the face to Donald Trump, who recently announced his candidacy to win back the White House.
Musk started the ball rolling Friday night when he responded to a question from a Twitter user, asking if he would back DeSantis. The new Twitter CEO simply stated, “Yes. But Twitter as a platform must be fair to all.”
Elon later posted another tweet … “As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama–Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump. 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.”
It’s interesting … Musk claims he’s not a conservative … but he directed his millions of Twitter followers to vote Republican in the last midterm elections. He has also come under attack from Democrats, including President Biden, who has asked the Justice Department to investigate Elon’s foreign business practices.
Meanwhile … DeSantis has shown Elon some love, too, publicly praising Musk for giving his Starlink internet satellite technology to Ukraine in its war against Russia. Elon was blasted on social media after he toyed with the idea of stopping the free-of-charge service, which was costing him a fortune.
Looks like Ron and Elon are on the same team…for now.