WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Elon Musk said he thinks “a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024.
- The Tesla CEO promised to lift the ban on Trump’s Twitter account.
- Musk also revealed his opinion about President Biden, tweeting he was only elected because “everyone just wanted less drama.”
Elon Musk said Thursday that a GOP candidate “less divisive” than former President Donald Trump ‘would be better’ as president in 2024. The Tesla CEO, however, reiterated that he still believes Trump should be back on Twitter.
The billionaire, 50, shared his opinion on the platform, which he is set to purchase. Last month, Twitter’s management approved Musk’s offer to buy the company for $44 billion.
“Even though I think a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored to Twitter,” Musk wrote.
Trump was permanently banned from Twitter in January 2021 after the U.S Capitol attack. The company cited the “risk of further incitement of violence” as the basis for kicking Trump out.
The South African native made a follow-up tweet about President Joe Biden minutes later.
“Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country, but actually everyone just wanted less drama,” he wrote.
Since Musk proposed buying Twitter, he has said he will lift moderation restrictions and hinted at charging businesses to use the platform. He also mentioned about converting the company’s headquarters into a homeless shelter.
Earlier this week, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey said the platform was “wrong” to ban the former president.
“Generally permanent bans are a failure of ours and don’t work,” the former CEO said.