Elon Musk needs to be the kingmaker for the 2024 presidential election.
But to take action, the chief govt officer of Tesla is aware of there’s a huge impediment in his approach within the individual of former Republican President Donald Trump. Musk, the richest man on the earth is aware of he should eliminate this annoying impediment.
But in contrast to the true property magnate’s detractors, Musk has established a novel tactic of non-judgmentally repeating a degree that ought to resonate with Trump’s even staunchest supporters: his age. Basically, Musk appears to be asking a easy query: is it lifelike to have an octogenarian main a rustic as highly effective because the United States when opponents and rivals have by no means been fiercer?
War Between Two Influential Billionaires
To this query that the tech tycoon has been testing for a number of months now, Musk provides his personal contact: assault Trump and reply to any assaults from the latter. Musk, who has change into some of the influential personalities on the earth with 100.9 million followers on Twitter as of the time of writing, makes use of the platform to increase his affect and sway public opinion as the previous president did throughout his 4 years of reign. Trump, who primarily shared his posts through a private account on Twitter — @ActualDonaldTrump –, had amassed greater than 88 million followers on the social community earlier than he was completely banned from Twitter after the occasions of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Much like Trump, Musk is not afraid to make use of an abrasive type to assault these he sees as his enemies and critics. Musk didn’t not too long ago hesitate to make use of an unflattering and merciless tweet towards Bill Gates as a result of the co-founder of software program large Microsoft shorted Tesla, Musk’s beloved firm.
This tweet is proof that Musk won’t again down from Trump. It is not any shock that the mogul has simply reacted to the declaration of struggle by the previous U.S. president who referred to as him a “bullshit artist” as a result of the tech tycoon mentioned not too long ago that he’ll vote Republican for the primary time within the midterm elections in November.
“You know, he said the other day ‘Oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican’. I said I didn’t know that. He told me he voted for me. So he’s another bullshit artist,” Trump mentioned throughout a rally in Anchorage, Alaska on July 9.
Time for Trump to Leave, Musk Says
Two days later, Musk’s response got here in and it could not be clearer: “Not true,” the chief govt officer of Tesla wrote on Twitter, with out saying if it’s not true that he informed Trump that he voted for him or it’s not true that he spoke to Trump.
Musk goes additional and asserts that it’s time for Trump to go away the political scene, in any case to finish his political profession. “I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset,” the serial entrepreneur mentioned.
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And then he hits the place it hurts: “Dems should also call off the attack – don’t make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the Presidency.”
This final tweet drew lots of feedback, together with one which pushed Musk to decide on between Trump and Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, tipped as the previous president’s largest risk to the Republican nomination for 2024.
‘DeSantis Will Easily Win’
“Hmm. I’m a little surprised this is your take. I say Trump/DeSantis 2024 DeSantis 2028/32,” a Twitter person commented.
“Trump would be 82 at end of term, which is too old to be chief executive of anything, let alone the United States of America,” Musk responded.
“If DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win – he doesn’t even need to campaign,” the billionaire added.
On June 15, Musk revealed he would vote for Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis within the 2024 presidential election. But, on June 21, in an interview with Bloomberg, Musk was requested if he would assist Trump in 2024: “I’m undecided at this point on that election,” the billionaire mentioned.
There is not any extra uncertainty or hesitation. Musk has made his selection and it goes to DeSantis, 43, who has the benefit of being a lot youthful than Trump, whose age Musk additionally reminds the general public. The charismatic and eccentric CEO of SpaceX now appears to induce voters to decide on youth.
Musk, 51, has beforehand pleaded for a restrict of the age at which one can stand for election, with the intention to routinely get rid of the present U.S. President Joe Biden and Trump. Biden will flip 80 in November. He might be 82 on the time of the election in 2024. Donald Trump turned 76 in June. The former president might be over 78 when the following White House election comes round.
Musk’s newest tweets present he is decided to weigh in on the 2024 presidential election. The billionaire has promised that he’ll commit $20 million to $25 million to assist his chosen candidate.