“My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist,” Musk wrote in one of a series of tweets. “I had hoped that would [be] the case for the [President Joe] Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far.”
The billionaire noted that he was a “significant supporter of the [Barack] Obama-Biden presidency” and “reluctantly” voted for Biden over Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
When a Twitter user asked if he would back DeSantis in the next presidential race, Musk answered simply: “Yes.”
Musk indicated in June that he was already leaning toward supporting DeSantis for the presidency. Trump is the only major candidate to date who has announced a 2024 White House run.
“I’m fine with Trump not tweeting,” Musk said on Twitter. “The important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service. Deplatforming a sitting President undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America.”
DeSantis hasn’t yet declared that he’s running for president, though he is expected to. According to a Politico source, he’s going to bide his time and wait for Trump to “punch himself out.”