“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically – overwhelmingly. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear”
Elon Musk has been in the news a lot lately, over his ongoing takeover of Twitter, but his recent comments about how he plans to vote in November are sure to generate a lot of buzz as well.
During a recent appearance on a podcast, he said he is planning to vote Republican, possibly for the first time.
Timothy Nerozzi reports at FOX Business:
Elon Musk says he’ll be voting Republican in upcoming election, possibly for first time
Elon Musk says he will be crossing the aisle to vote for Republicans in the upcoming elections.
Musk announced Monday that he would be voting for GOP candidates in the next election cycle after historically backing almost exclusively Democrats. He made the statement on an episode of the All-In Podcast at a Miami tech conference, as first noted by Business Insider.
“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically – overwhelmingly. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said on the show. “Now this election, I will.”
The audience reacted to the CEO’s statement vocally with laughter and applause.
“The issue here is that the Democrat party is overly controlled by the unions and by the trial lawyers – particularly the class action lawyers,” Musk explained on the show. “And generally if you see something that is not in the interest of the people on the Democrat side, it’s going to come because of unions – which is just another form of monopoly – and the trial lawyers.”
Watch the clip below:
Elon Musk says he will vote Republican for FIRST time EVER after absolutely SAVAGING Joe Brandon in brutal roast pic.twitter.com/sxWybzsFDy
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 17, 2022
In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party.
But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.
Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold … 🍿
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2022
Musk also took a swing at Biden.
From the Independent:
Elon Musk has compared US President Joe Biden to Anchorman and said he will vote Republican in “this election” despite historically being a Democrat voter.
The billionaire tech founder said Mr Biden was like Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy – who loses his job as a newsreader because he lacks the ability to improvise – during the All-in tech conference in Miami on Monday.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter. The path to power is the path to the teleprompter,” Mr Musk told the conference via Zoom.
“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman.”
Here’s that clip:
.@ElonMusk: “It’s hard to tell what Biden’s doing, to be frank. The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter … The path to power is the path to the teleprompter … If someone were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it would be like ‘Anchorman,' ‘UUASDF123'” pic.twitter.com/2qJKbaWXNr
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 17, 2022
Musk won’t be the only person voting Republican for the first time.
As will millions more. Some, not for the sake of ideological changes in their stances… but to punish the people who locked them in their homes and lied to them for 2 years… and then caused food shortages, inflation and $7 gas prices. https://t.co/MHv9y8yPJW
— charlie ⚾ (@bbqchucken) May 18, 2022
So will millions of other people. https://t.co/RrMHzg33iU
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) May 17, 2022
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