Recently, Elon Musk’s name has been extremely prevalent in the everyday news cycle. Beyond being the world’s richest person, Musk has a penchant for making engaging social media comments. He also made a bid to take over one of these big tech companies.
Nonetheless, Musk’s souring on his deal to buy Twitter has generated another massive wave of media attention. But something else he recently tweeted caught the eye of President Trump. The two newsworthy giants were set to possibly be social media competitors.
Early this year, President Trump launched his new social media platform, “Truth Social.” It has been wildly popular with conservatives. Truth Social was refreshing for users who were dogged and censored on other liberal-controlled platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
But the comment that created a stir between Musk and President Trump didn’t have anything to do with their shared interest in free speech. What it did have to do with was President Trump’s prospects of running for a second term in the White House.
Musk doesn’t agree that it’s the best idea for the Republican Party. This is the same Elon Musk who was previously a dedicated Democrat voter. There is still ongoing confusion about whether his announced decision to vote Republican in 2022 is the first time he’s voted conservative.
At a campaign rally in Alaska, President Trump lit into the SpaceX and Tesla founder. “He (referring to Musk) said the other day, Oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican.” President Trump continued, “I said, I didn’t know that. He told me he voted for me, so he’s another bulls**t artist.”
Musk quickly went into damage control mode. His comments weren’t condescending at all. His initial reply was a simple tweet, “Not true.” In a separate tweet, Musk replied, “I don’t hate the man, but it’s time for Trump to hang up his hat and sail into the sunset.”
Musk didn’t leave Democrats out of his reasoning. He tweeted, “Dems should also call off the attack – don’t make it so that Trump’s only way to survive is to regain the Presidency.” Musk was direct with his opinion. He felt like there was an unhealthy amount of drama.
Musk took a shot at Joe Biden’s age as well, insisting that “I think the legal maximum age to start a Presidential term should be 69.” Musk has indicated his support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ahead of the upcoming 2024 Republican presidential primaries.
There is a growing number of Americans who are on board with that thinking. Some worry that President Trump will face a bigger challenge than necessary to prevent another radical Democrat from taking over the White House again.
Two years ahead of the election, the polls are clearly irrelevant. But nominating a Republican candidate for the White House who can win is critical. Elon Musk does not believe that the candidate is former President Donald Trump.
He does, along with a growing number of conservatives, think Ron DeSantis is that person. One thing that is for certain is that conservatives must bond together to stop another 2020. In November, Republicans must take back control of Congress.
In 2024, the Republican Party must put forth a candidate who will retake the White House. Our democracy depends on it. Maybe it’ll be President Trump, or possibly it will be someone else. The consequences of losing are unthinkable. We’d better think hard.