Elon Musk is no right-winger…
By his own admission, he has, quote: “probably never voted Republican in my life.”
But that’s changing with the next election, when he says he’s voting Republican for the first time ever.
Donald Trump appreciates your vote Elon! 😁
Check this out:
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) May 17, 2022
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 17, 2022
Listen to his video here:
BREAKING: Elon Musk says he'll vote Republican after years of voting Democrathttps://t.co/Gd0cowbjcK
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 17, 2022
Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO who plans to buy Twitter, said he will now vote Republican having “overwhelmingly” voted for Democrats in the past.
Musk, a registered independent voter who describes himself as moderate, made the remarks while speaking via video link at a tech summit in Miami, Florida, hosted by the All-In podcast on Monday, reported Insider.
The world’s richest man, whose $44 billion takeover of Twitter in April is on hold pending information on spam accounts, described how the platform has a “very far-left bias” before saying he would classify himself as a moderate as he is “neither Republican nor Democrat.”
“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said.
“Now this election I will,” Musk added. It was unclear if Musk was talking about voting for a GOP candidate in November’s midterms, or in the 2024 presidential election.
Musk also assured people that if he does purchase Twitter, it will not be a “right-wing takeover as people on the left may fear” and he plans on making it a “moderate wing takeover.”
There had been concerns that Musk’s vow to make Twitter a “digital town square” where content is not be as strictly moderated and all speech encouraged could lead to an increase in hate speech or harassment.