Trump or DeSantis? Elon Musk shows his preference for the Republicans for 2024

For Elon Musk, the choice of the candidate supported in 2024 is still far from being made. The billionaire, who recently bought the social network Twitter, had already been asked about his choice last June, but he then evoked a hesitation between the rising star of the Republican Party, Ron DeSantis, and the former president, Donald Trump, recalls BFM TV . Why ? Because until now, Elon Musk was voting Democrat: “I loudly supported the Obama-Biden presidency and reluctantly voted for Biden against Trump. »

But on Friday evening, the billionaire was asked by a Twitter account, a fervent supporter of the Republican Party, about the choice he would make if he had to vote between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump. “Will you support Ron DeSantis in 2024, Elon? », he asked as a question. Laconic response from the principal concerned: ” Yes “. Support for the Governor of Florida therefore, but half-word because as he tweeted later in the night, his “preference for 2024 would go to a reasonable and centrist personality”. And to add: “I had hoped that would be the case with the Biden administration but for the moment, I have been disappointed. »

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Trump’s Twitter Reinstatement Justified

This support may surprise as the boss of Tesla and SpaceX reactivated the former US president’s Twitter account a week ago. But on this point, Elon Musk once again justified himself by explaining that the ” freedom of expression “ was “the rock on which we build a strong democracy and it must come first”. According to him, banishing him “in practice” would have “undermined the trust placed in Twitter by half of America”. Elon Musk was hardly moved by the lack of reaction or tweet from Donald Trump since his announcement because what matters to him is “correct the serious mistake made” [qu’il a subie] by being banned, when he did not “broken the law or violated the regulations”.

But is this an extra boost for Ron DeSantis? Some analysts think so when he has already won a landslide victory in the midterm elections in Florida while Donald Trump has been criticized for the failure of the Republicans and the absence of “red wave”. Within the party, the former president is more and more contested and Fox News, the chain which was won over to his cause, gives more and more voice to his detractors, notes BFM TV. For his part, Elon Musk surely hopes to restore his image after the massive dismissal of Twitter employees, internal criticism and the network’s advertising losses deemed already enormous.

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