Elon Musk complains about David Duke comparisons during DeSantis 2024 launch event

Due to technical difficulties, many people were unable to tune into Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign announcement on Twitter Space on Wednesday. But those who were able to tune in complained, among other things, about his comparisons to Elon Musk, the white supremacist David Duke.

“Florida is a great state and I think … people realize that some of the things that have been said are really absurd,” Mr. Musk said during his conversation with Mr. DeSantis, moderator David Sachs and others. . “I mean, I saw some title the Atlantic Basically claiming that anyone who listens to this space on Twitter is basically a Nazi.

Mr Musk was misquoted by a publication that appeared to compare him to the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. was a comparison outlet Vanity FairNo the Atlanticand its title Reading “Report: Ron DeSantis Will Formally Announce His 2024 Bid With Elon Musk After Apparently David Duke Wasn’t Available.”

The headline was widely criticized in the conservative media as over-the-top, however shortly after Mr. Musk made several antisemitic comments and the NAACP issued a travel advisory warning that Mr. DeSantis’ leadership Florida is no longer safe for black people.


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