Elon Musk said that Donald Trump should “sail into the sunset” instead of running for president again in 2024. This was allegedly so that Musk’s preferred candidate, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, would have a clear path to the White House.
On Monday night, Elon Musk sent a series of tweets to his 100 million followers in which he pointed out that Donald Trump, who is now 76 years old, would be 82 years old at the conclusion of a second term and “that is too old to be chief executive of anything, much alone the United States of America.” Additionally, he said that there was “much too much drama” during the time that Trump was in office.
This was the first time Musk, the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., has suggested that Trump should not run for reelection. When asked whether he would endorse Trump, who has heavily hinted at another run for office, Musk said that he was indecisive about whom to support during an interview with Bloomberg News that took place a month ago.
In addition, he said that DeSantis, who is now seeking re-election and has shown increasing momentum in early surveys among Republican 2024 prospects, would “win handily” if pitted against President Joe Biden.
Musk’s tweets were an indirect reaction to criticism that President Trump levelled at him at a rally in Alaska on Saturday.
Trump made this statement in response to Musk’s remark that he had never voted Republican until this past June. Musk had said that he had never voted Republican before. After that, the former president proceeded to use an expletive to describe the wealthiest man in the world before passing judgement on the purchase agreement that Musk reached with Twitter Inc. but is now attempting to back out of, labelling it “rotten.” Musk is now trying to back out of the deal.
In recent days, almost all of the attention that has been focused on Musk has been on the drama that has been unfolding on Twitter, despite the fact that Musk has been eager to voice his political ideas.
According to people familiar with the company’s plans, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private, the company has hired the merger-law heavyweight Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and intends to file suit early this week. The matter is private, so these people asked not to be identified.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Musk said that he would be prepared to contribute a “non-trivial” sum, which he defined as up to $25 million, to a super political action committee.
He has been slowly raising his accusations of Biden, claiming that the president is too devoted to labour and that Democrats obstruct business. He has also been criticising Biden’s relationship with the vice president.
Biden, on the other hand, has ignored Musk’s attacks, particularly his warnings about the state of the economy. In the beginning of this month, he sarcastically wished the billionaire “lots of luck” in their attempts to arrive on the moon.