Elon Musk: Less divisive candidate preferable to Trump in 2024, Biden misreading his mandate

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and business mogul who is looking at a purchase of Twitter, said he believes a less polarizing challenger should line up in 2024 instead of former President Donald Trump.

At the same time, he defended his position that Mr. Trump should be allowed back on the social media platform.

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

Mr. Trump used Twitter to communicate directly to the American people during his swing from TV celebrities and real estate magnates to the US president. He fired tweets while in the White House before being banned from the platform in the wake of the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by his supporters.

Musk sparked a firestorm by saying he would release Trump on the platform when he completes his acquisition of Twitter. Conservatives are betting that the mogul will be less restrictive in how the platform controls speech.

Musk also came up with his thoughts on the current president.

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

Mr Musk is not the first to make this observation, as Mr Biden is struggling to meet his ambitious social welfare agenda.

Mr Biden’s critics, including centrists in his party, say he should focus on crises such as inflation and build on victories such as the two-party infrastructure agreement instead of new social spending.

They say his mandate was to bring America together after the Trump years.

Still, Democrats took two Senate seats in Georgia during the recent cycle, giving the party control of Congress and putting pressure on him to go big on progressive politics.

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