Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, said he would support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he runs for president in 2024.
The comment came during a series of tweets from the eccentric billionaire in which he addressed “deplatforming” and censorship on Twitter.
“I’m fine with Trump not tweeting,” Musk wrote in reply to a tweet about Trump’s restored but still quiet account. “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,” he said.
He added that he was a “significant” supporter of President Barack Obama and that he “reluctantly” voted for Biden over Trump.
“But freedom of speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy and must take precedence,” he added. :My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.”
A user then asked Musk if he would support DeSantis for president, to which he responded simply, “Yes.”
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