Billionaire Elon Musk stepped up his criticism of the Democratic Occasion on Wednesday, revealing he has switched his allegiance to the GOP and expects left-leaning lawmakers to focus on him within the days forward.
Musk slammed the Democrats in a scathing tweet following weeks of heated debate over his planned Twitter takeover – with left-leaning pundits and lawmakers akin to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York amongst those that have slammed the transfer.
“Up to now I voted Democrat, as a result of they had been (largely) the kindness occasion,” Musk stated. “However they’ve turn into the occasion of division & hate, so I can now not help them and can vote Republican.”
“Now, watch their soiled methods marketing campaign towards me unfold …,” he added.
Earlier within the day, Musk tweeted that he anticipated “political assaults on me will escalate dramatically in coming months.”
That warning following the revelation that Musk’s electrical car agency Tesla had misplaced its spot on the S&P index that tracks sustainable and socially acutely aware firms – a transfer that he attributed to retaliation from “phony social justice warriors.”
Musk’s newest tweet expanded on remarks he made earlier this week throughout an look on the “All In” podcast, when he revealed he planned to vote Republican in upcoming elections.
“I’ve voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, traditionally. Like I’m unsure, I would by no means have voted for a Republican, simply to be clear,” Musk stated.
“Now this election I’ll,” he added.
Musk slammed President Biden in the identical podcast look, arguing he depends too closely on a teleprompter and comparing him to “Anchorman” character Ron Burgundy.
Musk has confronted mounting criticism over his bid to purchase Twitter. At current, the deal is on maintain after Musk expressed concern in regards to the extent of the social media platform’s bot drawback.
Outstanding critics, together with some workers inside the firm, argue his emphasis on free speech and penchant for outspoken antics on Twitter will embolden sources of hateful or abusive content material on the platform.
Ocasio-Cortez joined in on the attacks final month, tweeting that she was “bored with having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is occurring bc some billionaire with an ego drawback unilaterally controls a large communication platform and skews it as a result of Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him really feel particular.”
Musk shortly responded, writing “cease hitting on me, I’m actually shy.”
The Tesla CEO has been extra open about his political beliefs as of late. On April 28, he shared a political cartoon illustrating his gradual shift to a right-of-center political leaning as components of the Democratic occasion moved additional left.