On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk stated that he just wants “someone fairly normal” sitting in the White House in 2024. A reasonable request, I would say.
His statement came just one day before GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to announce his plans to run for president, on Twitter.
Musk did not endorse the governor, but stated, “I’ve said publicly that my preference — and I think it would be the preference for most Americans — is willing to have someone fairly normal in office.”
“It will be the first time that something like this is happening on social media,” Musk said of The Wall Street Journal event when he was asked when asked about DeSantis’ announcement plans. He was referencing the fact that the interview will be live and unscripted.
Previously, Musk tweeted that he would be willing to vote for DeSantis in the event that he runs for president because he sees the governor as “sensible and centrist. ”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2022
However, he also seemed to be impressed by Senator Tim Scott, who officially threw his hat in the presidential race on Monday.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2023
In April, Musk gave similar comments during an interview with former Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson, in which he discussed his voting history and who’d he’d be inclined to vote for in 2024.
The Tesla CEO said that his ideal presidential candidate is “just a normal person,” “whose values are smack in the middle of the country.”
He told Carlson, “I would prefer, frankly, that we put just a normal person as president, a normal person with common sense and whose values are smack in the middle of the country, just center of the normal distribution and I think that they would be great.”
While he didn’t outright state that Biden is far from normal and lacks common sense, it was heavily implied.
In January, Musk referred to Biden as “a damp [sock] puppet in human form” for “treating the American public like fools.”
Biden is a damp 🧦 puppet in human form
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2022
I think it’s safe to say that while Musk may have voted for Biden originally, he will not be making that mistake again.