Elon Musk made headlines earlier this month after the billionaire tech giant reactivated former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
Yet while he may have unbanned Trump, Musk recently made clear that there is someone else he wants to see run for president in 2024.
Musk says Democrats have become “the party of division” and he can no longer support them
That statement came after Musk acknowledged that his political affiliation has undergone a metamorphosis in recent years.
“As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump,” he explained.
“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,” Musk stated.
The mogul went on to stress that “freedom of speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy and must take precedence.”
“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,” he continued.
Musk also addressed the fact that Trump has said he has no plans to resume using his Twitter account, saying, “I’m fine with Trump not tweeting.”
Trump tells supporters he will remain on Truth Social
“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,” Musk added.
Reuters reported that Trump told the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual meeting last week that he will continue avoiding Twitter in favor of the social media platform he founded last year called Truth Social.
“Truth Social is through the roof,” the former president declared. “It’s doing phenomenally well. The press hates to talk about it but it’s doing phenomenally well. I think engagement is much better than it is with Twitter.”