Tesla boss Elon Musk mentioned Tuesday that he’s nonetheless undecided as as to if he can be prepared to again former President Donald Trump ought to he run for office once more in the 2024 presidential nomination.
Musk, 50, has been outspoken about his political opinions in current weeks. The billionaire has stepped up his criticism of the Democratic Party and revealed final week that he was leaning in the direction of supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, in 2024.
When pressed to disclose whether or not he would think about voting for Trump ought to he be named the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2024, Musk mentioned he has but to make up his thoughts.
“I think I am undecided at this point on that election,” Musk mentioned during an interview with Bloomberg on the Qatar Economic Forum.
While Musk declined to disclose his views on Trump as a possible political candidate in the longer term, the billionaire roiled critics in May when he mentioned he would reverse Twitter’s everlasting ban on the previous president’s account if his $44 billion deal to purchase the social media agency closes.
Trump has but to say whether or not he’ll run for office in 2024.
Aside from expressing assist for DeSantis, Musk predicted a “massive red wave” for the Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections. He famous that he had lately cast his first-ever vote for a Republican candidate whereas supporting Mayra Flores in the particular election for Texas’s thirty fourth Congressional District.
Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait additionally requested Musk to elaborate on a tweet in which he mentioned he was “thinking of creating a ‘Super Moderate Super PAC’ that supports candidates with centrist views from all parties.”
Musk mentioned he was prepared to spend “$20 million or $25 million” on the thought if he decides to pursue it.
“I haven’t decided on an amount, but it would be some non-trivial figure, I think,” Musk mentioned.
Musk’s growing willingness to weigh in on political issues has developed as he’s engaged in public clashes with distinguished members of the Democratic Party, together with the Biden administration and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
Musk’s dispute with President Biden has centered on the administration’s repeated snubs towards Tesla whereas calling for elevated funding in electrical autos. Biden officers have indicated Tesla’s absence from White House occasions is because of the truth that the company isn’t unionized.
The Tesla CEO famous that he supported Democratic candidates in the previous, however has switched his allegiance due to the get together’s elevated far-left skew in current years.
“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk mentioned. “But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,” Musk mentioned final month.