During a live episode of the All-In Podcast at a Miami tech conference billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that despite his track record of almost exclusively supporting Democrats in the past he will be voting for a Republican in the next election.
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
According to Fox News:
He stated, “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. Now this election, I will.”
“The issue here is that the Democrat Party is overly controlled by the unions and by the trial lawyers – particularly the class action lawyers,” he explained.
He added, “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.”
He did ding Republicans a tad, however, claiming their side’s problems come from “corporate evil and religious zealotry.” Musk has claimed to be a “moderate” in the past.
Musk has become increasingly critical of Democrats recently, even going so far as to claim President Joe Biden is nothing more than an empty suit.
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