Haley had a brief rise in the race for 2024. But now her time in the limelight is over.
Because Nikki Haley was hit with a devastating loss that is sinking her campaign.
Elon Musk, the CEO of X, was questioned about who he might vote for in the 2024 presidential election during an interview in New York City on Wednesday afternoon.
Musk made the comments during an on-stage interview at The New York Times Dealbook Summit 2023, which was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
When the host mentioned all of his efforts to safeguard the environment by making Tesla as successful as it is, he was enticed to speak about it.
The host questioned Musk’s decision to attend a fundraiser for a candidate such as Vivek Ramaswamy, considering Ramaswamy’s belief that climate change is a hoax.
“I wanted to hear what Vivek had to say,” Musk said. “Because I think some of his things are that some of the things he says I think, are pretty solid.”
Musk, who expressed support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis but did not endorse him last year, stated that he had yet to endorse a candidate.
Musk stated that the issue of government overreach and speech regulation was a blatant violation of the First Amendment and a threat to the United States.
“The reason for the First Amendment for freedom of speech is because the people that immigrated to this country came from a places where there was not freedom of speech,” he said.
“And, and they were like, ‘you know, what, we got to make sure that that’s constitutional’. Because where they came from, if they said something they would be put in prison [or] something bad would happen to them.”
The broadcaster then asked Musk if he would vote for President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump in a repeat of the 2020 election.
“I think I would not vote for Biden,” Musk said. “I’m not saying I’d vote for Trump but I mean this is definitely a difficult choice here.”
The host then asked Musk if he planned to vote for Nikki Haley.
“Nikki Haley, by the way, wants all social media names to be exposed, as you know,” the host said.
“No, I think that’s outrageous,” Musk responded. “I’m not gonna vote for some pro-censorship candidate like that.”
Several corporations, including Disney, Paramount, NBCUniversal, Comcast, Lionsgate, and Warner Bros. Discovery, boycotted X during the interview.
“I hope they stop,” Musk said, adding, “Don’t advertise.”
“You don’t want them to advertise?” the host asked.
“No,” Musk said. “If somebody’s gonna try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money, go f*** yourself. Go. F***. Yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is. Hey, Bob, I’m sure you’re in the audience.”
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