Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was asked about a comment from Elon Musk earlier in the day stating that he was considering supporting him if he chooses to run for president in 2024.
DeSantis quickly responded that he is “focused on 2022.”
Then he decided to have a little fun with the press.
“But with Elon Musk, what I would say is, I welcome support from African Americans, what can I say?” he added.
— Dan Matics (@danmaticsFOX) June 15, 2022
Musk is from Pretoria, South Africa.
That sent the left off a cliff because they were already fuming over Musk declaring he voted for Mayra Flores, who just flipped a blue congressional district red.
“Massive red wave in 2022,” he added.
I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican.
Massive red wave in 2022.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2022
The left is freaking out about this joke because it scares them to death. Musk is..or was center-left and, because of Democrat shenanigans is voting red.
Squad member Rep. Jamaal Bowman lost his mind.
“Elon Musk is not a leader. He’s just another Republican billionaire who supports white supremacy and authoritarianism because he doesn’t want his workers to unionize or to pay his fair share in taxes,” he wrote. “The GOP just tried to end democracy and now he’s supporting them.”
Elon Musk is not a leader. He’s just another Republican billionaire who supports white supremacy and authoritarianism because he doesn’t want his workers to unionize or to pay his fair share in taxes.
The GOP just tried to end democracy and now he’s supporting them. https://t.co/WArBQQsHK5
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) June 15, 2022
Bowman wasn’t the only leftist who was triggered by DeSantis’ joke.
No surprise Elon Musk is supporting Ron DeSantis. They’re both unhinged right wing extremists pretending to be centrists. They’re both vindictively insecure and easily baited into petty feuds. And they each make themselves more unpopular every time they open their ignorant mouth.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 16, 2022
All you need to know about Elon Musk’s political commentary is that he’s a billionaire who thinks Ron DeSantis is a moderate pic.twitter.com/zFseX8HwDu
— G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) June 15, 2022
The last step on @elonmusk‘s journey from union crusher to fascist ally: supporting Trump 2.0 Ron DeSantis.
Musk still claims he’s “moderate” but supports one of the most extreme right-wingers in the country. pic.twitter.com/L13rh1nSfk
— Max Berger (@maxberger) June 15, 2022
BREAKING: Billionaire Elon Musk announces that he wants to vote for far-right Ron DeSantis for president in 2020 — proving that men like Musk will support the vilest anti-LGBTQ politicians if it means they’ll get a tax cut. RT IF YOU THINK THAT WE MUST TAX BILLIONAIRES MORE!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) June 15, 2022