Final week, the world’s richest man and largest troll, Elon Musk, got here beneath heavy hearth for writing, “You’ve gotten stated the precise fact,” in response to a put up on X that declared that Jewish individuals “have been pushing the precise form of dialectical hatred towards whites that they declare to need individuals to cease utilizing towards them.” Shortly thereafter, a variety of main advertisers, together with Apple, IBM, and Disney, reportedly pulled their advertisements from the platform, and the White Home known as Musk’s feedback an “abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate.” However what does Florida governor and 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis consider the scenario? The reply might shock you, however provided that you have been unaware that terrible individuals have a tendency to stay collectively.
Requested about Musk’s remarks on Sunday, DeSantis advised Jake Tapper, “I didn’t see the remark,” earlier than suggesting that the richest individual on the earth is being handled unfairly. “I do know that Elon has had a goal on his again ever since he bought Twitter, as a result of I believe he’s taking it in a path that lots of people who’re used to controlling the narrative don’t like,” DeSantis stated. “So I used to be a giant supporter of him buying Twitter. I believe that they’re clearly nonetheless working some stuff out, however I didn’t see these feedback.” But as soon as he was proven the tweet, the 2024 hopeful nonetheless went to bat for his antisemitism-promoting buddy, calling the X put up merely “running a blog.” Later, Tapper famous, “You’ve gotten been very out entrance while you see antisemitism on the left,” and requested, “Is antisemitism on the precise one thing that considerations you as properly?” Whereas DeSantis stated that antisemitism is “fallacious it doesn’t matter what,” he claimed that on the left, antisemitism comes from main establishments, like universities, and that on the precise, it’s relegated to “fringe voices.”
Musk, in fact, just isn’t precisely a “fringe voice.” When Tapper reminded DeSantis that the X proprietor “is a reasonably highly effective man, and he’s on the market endorsing some fairly hideous antisemitic conspiracy theories” that the governor had did not condemn, DeSantis form of, barely provided the inkling of a teeny, tiny, blink-and-you miss-it conditional slap on the wrist. “I do know Elon Musk,” DeSantis stated. “I’ve by no means seen him do something. I believe he’s a man that believes in America. I’ve by no means seen him take pleasure in any of that. So it’s shocking, if that’s true, however I’ve not seen it. So I don’t wish to sit there and go judgment on the fly.”
DeSantis formally introduced his presidential bid on X, again when it was generally known as Twitter, in Could, throughout a Twitter House with Musk; Musk stated final yr he’d help DeSantis’s candidacy for workplace.
On Sunday, Musk took to X to declare that tales suggesting he’s antisemitic are “bogus” and that “nothing could possibly be farther from the reality.”