Elon Musk tipped his hat to Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday as the candidate that he wants to see become the next President of the United States.
Musk made the revelation after tweeting that he had backed the Republican candidate who made history in south Texas on Tuesday night.
“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican,” Musk tweeted. “Massive red wave in 2022.”
When asked online who he was leaning toward supporting for the 2024 presidential election, Musk responded, “DeSantis.”
“I supported Yang last time, but DeSantis has a better chance of winning,” Musk later added.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2022
Musk recently doubled down on supporting the Republican Party for the upcoming midterms because of how Democrats have treated him.
“I support free speech, but not any one candidate,” Musk wrote on Twitter. “In fact, I gave money to & voted for Hillary & then voted for Biden. However, given unprovoked attacks by leading Democrats against me & a very cold shoulder to Tesla & SpaceX, I intend to vote Republican in November.”
Musk stated in May that he would vote Republican in the upcoming election despite having “voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically.”
“Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said. “Now this election I will.”