The billionaire entrepreneur said he’s ready to cross the aisle after ‘overwhelmingly’ backing Democrats in the past
Elon Musk, Tesla founder and CEO, stated that he would vote in the next election for Republican candidates.
The South African-born tech billionaire, who spoke virtually this week at an All-In event in Miami, dismissed fears that his attempts to buy Twitter were a ploy to get rich. “right-wing takeover,”However, he hinted at his future vote preference.
“I would classify myself as a moderate, neither a Republican or a Democrat. Actually, in history I have voted heavily for Democrats. I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,”He added: “Now this election, I will,”It was a crowd-pleasing moment.
Elon Musk Declares That He Will Vote Republican For the First Time and Wants to Get Rid of the Bias on Twitter pic.twitter.com/G7JVJqJLKz
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Musk argued that his $44 billion bid to purchase the social media giant was a good deal. “is not some right-wing takeover, as some people on the left may fear,”Instead of calling it “it”, “a moderate-wing takeover,”An “attempt to ensure people of all political beliefs feel welcome on a digital town square.”Twitter, he said, currently boasts a “very far-left bias.”
While it’s unclear if the Tesla and SpaceX chief was referring to the upcoming midterm elections set for November or the 2024 presidential race, he said the Democratic Party is now “overly controlled by the unions and by the trial lawyers.”
“Generally, if you see something that is not in the interest of the people on the Democrat side, it’s going to come because of unions – which is just another form of monopoly – and the trial lawyers,”Musk claimed that President Joe Biden is his own. “too much captured by the unions.”
Musk’s plans to purchase Twitter may have hit a snag in recent days, however, as the entrepreneur said the deal was “temporarily on hold” last Friday due to a dispute over how many bots and spam accounts make up the platform’s total user base. Musk calls for an audit that examines more detail, despite Twitter claiming such accounts make up less than 5%.
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