Elon Musk’s political views have been of significant interest to people ever since he announced his deal to acquire Twitter.
Musk has repeatedly hinted at his rightward turn, including a meme he posted last month criticizing the radical left and saying that he identifies with the right-of-center based on the current political climate.
Last night, DeSantis said that he voted for Maya Flores in the special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District. She won her race yesterday in a district that went for Joe Biden by double-digits in 2020.
Musk admitted that it was the first time he has ever voted for a Republican.
After saying that he voted for Flores, he revealed who he currently supports for President in 2024.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2022
“Ron DeSantis appears to be winning the Elon Musk primary.
Tucked in a Twitter thread where Musk, the world’s richest man worth an estimated $205 billion, discussed midterm politics and the fact he voted Republican for the first time during Tuesday night’s primaries, he said DeSantis at the moment is who he would support for president in 2024.
Musk was asked on Wednesday morning by a Twitter user called “Tesla Owner Silicon Valley” if he would vote Republican in the presidential race, to which Musk replied “tbd.”
“What are you leaning towards?” the user followed up.
“DeSantis,” he replied.
DeSantis has brushed off questions about 2024, but in nearly every early 2024 straw poll has either finished first or second when competing only with former President Donald Trump, as the rest of the potential 2024 GOP field trails by wide margins.”
DeSantis reiterated that he does not currently plan to run for President in 2024, saying that he is ‘focused on 2022.’ He did say, however, that he welcomes Musk’s support, who he jokingly called an ‘African-American’ because Musk was born in South Africa.
— Robbie Myers (@robbievmyers) June 15, 2022