Elon Musk Says He Would Support DeSantis in 2024

Elon Musk has hinted that he would endorse Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president in 2024.

“My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone who is sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would be the case for the Biden administration but have been disappointed so far,” Musk noted in one tweet on Friday.

When someone asked Musk if he would endorse DeSantis, Musk said answered, “Yes.” Then he added“But Twitter as a platform has to be fair to everyone.”

DeSantis, who just won re-election during Florida’s 2022 gubernatorial race, has not announced any plans to run for the White House in 2024, but is widely viewed as someone who could potentially run for president.

Musk hinted Friday that if Apple and Google banned Twitter from their app stores, he would develop “an alternative phone.” He made the comment while responding to a post where conservative commentator Liz Wheeler floated the idea.

“If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily drop the biased, sniffing iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?” Wheeler tweeted.

“I certainly hope it doesn’t come to that, but yeah, if there’s no other choice, I’ll do an alternate phone,” Musk said answered.

Musk, who has recovered a number of accounts since acquiring the social media company, has announced plans for a mass recovery of suspended Twitter accounts. The idea was backed by a majority of votes in a poll in which Musk proposed a “general amnesty” for suspended accounts that hadn’t broken the law or engaged in “egregious spam.”

That Washington Post quoted Harvard Law Cyberlaw Clinic associate professor Alejandra Caraballo as warning that Apple and Google should consider banning Twitter from their app stores.

“Apple and Google need to start booting Twitter out of the App Store in earnest,” Caraballo said, according to an article by Post columnist Taylor Lorenz. “What Musk is doing is existentially dangerous for various marginalized communities. It’s like opening the gates of hell in terms of the chaos it will cause. calls for violence, celebrates violence. I can’t even begin to tell you how dangerous that will be.”

Karaballo tweeted, “’Trans people deserve to die’ is a legal statement and any account will be suspended for claiming that it could be brought back under ‘general amnesty.’ It’s like opening the gates of hell to hate speech.”

musk answered“Incitement to violence will result in account suspension. Accounts currently suspended will be slowly activated next week after a manual review to determine if they may be breaking the law or being involved in spam. Twitter will be a forum for the peaceful exchange of views.”

https://www.theblaze.com/news/elon-musk-phone-desantis-president Elon Musk Says He Would Support DeSantis in 2024

Laura Coffey

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