Billionaire Elon Musk stated on Friday he would help Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor, who not too long ago coasted to a second time period, have been to run for president.
DeSantis earlier this month defeated Democratic opponent Charlie Crist by practically 20 share factors to be re-elected as Florida governor and cemented himself because the Republican Social gathering’s high rising star.
Political pundits have been doling out excessive marks to DeSantis, who’s seen as a possible challenger to former President Donald Trump within the 2024 discipline of Republican presidential candidates. Trump introduced 10 days in the past he was operating for election once more in 2024.
“My choice for the 2024 presidency is somebody wise and centrist. I had hoped that will the case for the Biden administration, however have been upset to this point,” Musk stated on Twitter.
“Sure,” he replied in a tweet when requested if he would help DeSantis in 2024.
“As a reminder, I used to be a big supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump,” the Twitter proprietor stated.
Musk had beforehand stated in June he was leaning in the direction of supporting DeSantis for president in 2024, and added the Florida governor would simply defeat Biden within the election.
When requested again then about Musk’s help, DeSantis joked, “I welcome help from African-Individuals, what can I say.”
Musk, who’s white, grew up in South Africa.
DeSantis is very standard with conservatives for taking the lead on tradition struggle points regarding race and gender. His governorship has been marked by his rejection of pandemic-related well being restrictions, passage of a legislation limiting dialogue of LGBTQ points in faculties, and a feud with Walt Disney over the legislation.
Musk urged Individuals to elect a Republican Congress within the midterm elections earlier this month to counterbalance Biden’s Democrats.
Nevertheless, the Democrats defied Republican hopes for a “crimson wave” within the midterms and retained controlof the Senate whereas the Republicans solely gained a slender majority within the Home of Representatives.