Not shy … Elon Musk names his early 2024 presidential favorite by name

Billionaire Elon Musk tipped his hand heavily on the coming 2024 presidential election Tuesday night while commenting on the June 14 primary elections, naming Florida’s popular Gov. Ron DeSantis as his favorite.

The Tesla CEO responded on Twitter to Republican Mayra Flores flipping Texas’ 34th Congressional District seat in a special election there, saying he sees a “massive red wave” coming while announcing that his first-ever Republican vote went to Flores.

When the Twitter account Tesla Owners Silicon Valley responded to inquire if Musk will also be voting Republican for president, the world’s richest man replied: “TBD.”

That prompted this exchange:

In a separate tweet, Musk said DeSantis “has a better chance of winning” in 2024 when asked what he thought about Andrew Yang: “I supported Yang last time, but DeSantis has a better chance of winning.”

The popular Florida governor made an early morning appearance on Fox News Monday and co-host Pete Hegseth cut to the chase to ask about his political ambitions.

“Let’s cut the small talk. 2022’s coming up, 2024. We know President Trump is considering a run, we know your name is atop that list as well. Where does that all sit in your mind right now?” the Fox News host asked.

DeSantis wanted nothing to do with the topic.

“It just sits when people bring up my name. We’ve got a lot going on,” DeSantis replied, reminding Hegseth that he’s up for reelection in 2022 and has to win that battle first.

The governor did defeat Trump in a recent Western Conservative Summit straw poll that asked conservative attendees who they’d like to see at the top of the GOP ticket in 2024.

The liberal media is doing all it can to gin up an intraparty scrum between the two GOP heavyweights, and it appears that DeSantis has gotten Trump’s attention. The Daily Mail reported Monday that the former president “is contemplating launching a campaign for the presidency as soon as this summer from Florida in a bid to send a message to DeSantis.”

According to the news outlet, Trump may hold a flashy rally before the 2022 midterm elections somewhere near the Florida state capital to “further assert his dominance over DeSantis.”

One thing is certain, Musk’s pro-DeSantis tweets did not slip past many:



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