DeSantis Finds Unlikely Endorsement

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In a tweet published Friday (November 25), Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed he would be supporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in 2024, should the Republican Governor enter the race.

Musk made his remarks in response to another user’s posts, explaining that his “preference” for 2024 would someone “sensible and centrist,” acknowledging his hope and subsequent disappointment that these qualities were not present in the Biden administration.

The Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter CEO revealed he had been a “significant” supporter of Obama and voted for Biden over Trump in 2020 despite his reluctance.

The post that garnered Musk’s response was a conservative news outlet’s piece on Musk restoring Trump’s Twitter account.

Following January 6, 2021, insurrection, the former President’s account was permanently banned, prompting Trump to develop his own social platform — Truth Social.

But earlier in the month, following a poll Musk conducted on his Twitter account that received over 15 million votes, Trump’s account was reinstated.

Yet, the former President shared his affinity for Truth Social, saying he wouldn’t return to Twitter.

Musk also spoke on Trump’s unwillingness to rejoin Twitter, saying that he is “fine with Trump not tweeting.”

Instead, explaining that it was “important” for Twitter to correct a “mistake” that involved banning a sitting President who did not violate the law or Twitter’s Terms of Service.

Musk also shared his support for a potential DeSantis 2024 White House bid over the summer, as speculation increased that DeSantis would be Trump’s challenger in 2024.