Elon Musk says Trump SHOULD NOT run for president in 2024 but will get his Twitter back

Elon Musk says Donald Trump should skip the 2024 election even as he promises to restore the former president’s Twitter account.

The Tesla CEO shared his views on US politics in a series of tweets Thursday night.

He said Trump should not run for office because a “less divisive candidate would be better off in 2024”, before criticizing Joe Biden for thinking “he was elected to transform the country, but in fact, everyone just wanted less drama”.

On Tuesday, the South African tycoon revealed he would reverse Trump’s ban on the platform.

Trump was banned last January after public outcry surrounding the storming of the Capitol and his insistence that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him.

Musk, 50, is finalizing his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, once the ex-president’s go-to social media network.

Elon Musk thinks Trump shouldn’t run for a second term in 2024, even if he promises to restore the former president’s Twitter account

The Tesla and SpaceX founder shared his views on politics in a tweetstorm on Thursday

The Tesla and SpaceX founder shared his views on politics in a tweetstorm on Thursday

Trump declined Musk's offer to return to Twitter so he could focus on his TruthSocial app

Trump declined Musk’s offer to return to Twitter so he could focus on his TruthSocial app

Speaking virtually at a Financial Times conference in London on Tuesday, the SpaceX founder said Twitter’s decision to ban the former US president “was a morally wrong and insane decision in the extreme.”

“It alienated much of the country and ultimately didn’t stop Donald Trump from speaking out. It’s going to be on Truth Social now,’ Musk said. “So I think it could end up being frankly worse than having a single forum where everyone can debate.” I guess the answer is that I would cancel the permanent ban.

But that doesn’t mean Musk wants to see the former Celebrity Apprentice host return to the Oval Office.

“Even though I think a less controversial candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored to Twitter,” Musk tweeted Thursday.

Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on Jan. 8, days after his supporters stormed the Capitol and forced senators into secure rooms as they certified election results in favor of Biden.

In a statement At the time, the company cited a tweet in which Trump promised his supporters would have a “GIANT VOICE in the future.” In another tweet, he clarified that he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration.

Musk has since clarified that he will tweet Trump once his purchase is complete.

Musk said Dorsey, who served as CEO until November 2021, agreed with him.

“I agree,” Dorsey tweeted, emphasizing that he supports bans on sharing content such as child sexual exploitation (CSE), but not generally.

‘There are exceptions (CSE, illegal behavior, spam or network manipulation, etc.), but usually permanent bans are a failing on our part and don’t work, which I wrote here after the event ( and called for a resilient social media protocol).’

Musk says Biden was not elected to be a transformational president but chosen because people wanted

Musk says Biden was not elected to be a transformational president but chosen because people wanted “less drama”. Above, Biden (center) with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) on March 12

Morning Consult's Quarterly Political Intelligence Tracker shows President Joe Biden's approval rating is underwater in 40 states - and in double digits in 33

Morning Consult’s quarterly political intelligence tracker shows President Joe Biden’s approval rating is underwater in 40 states – and in double digits in 33

Latest consumer price data shows year-on-year inflation at 8.5%

Latest consumer price data shows year-on-year inflation at 8.5%

The Biden administration announced it was scrapping plans to sell off energy drilling rights just as gas prices peaked for the third day in a row – this time hitting $4.42 on Thursday according to the auto organization AAA

The Biden administration announced it was scrapping plans to sell off energy drilling rights just as gas prices peaked for the third day in a row – this time hitting $4.42 on Thursday according to the auto organization AAA

The former president declined the offer in favor of his own nascent Truth Social network, which has struggled to gain users.

In a CNN poll published in February, half of Republican and Republican-leaning independents said they would nominate Trump in 2024.

Of those who preferred a different candidate, 21% opted for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whose high-profile row with Disney over the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law has rallied conservatives in his favor.

On Thursday, Musk also tweeted, “Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country, but really everyone just wanted less drama.”

Biden’s poll numbers have struggled as inflation, caused in part by the pandemic’s effect on the supply chain, continues to drive up prices.

A recent Morning Consult poll shows he only has a clear preference in 10 US states.

The only states where Biden is not underwater are California, Washington, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii and the District of Columbia.

But even there, his net approval has dropped significantly since this time last year.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, staff reshuffles continue as Musk prepares to take over the platform.

Head of consumer products Kayvon Beykpour and chief revenue officer Bruce Falck were unceremoniously sacked after the billionaire’s takeover last month.

Head of Consumer Products Kayvon Beykpour

Bruce Falck, Chief Revenue Officer of Twitter

On Thursday, consumer products manager Kayvon Beykpour (left) announced he would be leaving the company. Beykpour will be followed by Bruce Falck (right), chief revenue officer of Twitter

Beykpour, who founded Periscope, admitted on his account that he didn’t want to go but was abruptly ousted by CEO Parag Agrawal while on paternity leave so they could ‘bring the team in a new direction”.

A leaked memo from the under-fire Twitter chief to staff noted how the tech giant needed the “right leaders at the right time.”

He announced that acting general manager of consumer products Jay Sullivan would take over both of their jobs in a new, merged role.

It comes as the social media company unleashes a tsunami of cuts by slashing spending on entrepreneurs, travel and events, marketing and real estate.


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