Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is reacting to what could be seen as an endorsement from Elon Musk. He posted on Twitter that he was leaning toward voting for DeSantis for president in 2024.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2022
Speaking yesterday, the Republican DeSantis said he is focused on 2022, but in regards to the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, he would “welcome support from African Americans.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis reacts to Elon Musk saying he would vote for him if he ran for president:
"I welcome support from African Americans. What can I say?" pic.twitter.com/n3OK5b0ocp
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 15, 2022
Musk is a native of South Africa. DeSantis has not said he will be making a White House bid.
Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, who are running for the Democratic nomination for Florida governor, reacted while they were at a candidate’s forum in Palm Beach County yesterday when Musk made is apparent endorsement of DeSantis.
According to the Sun Sentinel, Fried called DeSantis’ response about Musk’s African American support an “asinine comment,” and, Crist said, ‘oy vey.’