Twitter executive chairman Elon Musk on Tuesday confirmed multiple news reports that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would be on a Twitter Space with him Wednesday – but didn’t say what they’d be talking about. Musk was interviewed over video by Thorold Barker – editor of the Wall Street Journal for Europe, Middle East and Africa – during the Journal’s CEO Council Summit in London.
“Yes, we'll be interviewing Ron DeSantis and he has quite an announcement to make,” Musk said. “This will be the first time that something like this is happening on social media, with real time questions and answers, not scripted … It's going to be live – and let ‘er rip. Let’s see what happens.”
Of course, DeSantis is expected to announce he’s running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. NBC News first reported that Musk, DeSantis and tech entrepreneur David Sacks would talk live on Twitter today at 6 p.m. Eastern time: “That same evening, the campaign will release a launch video, and DeSantis will begin visiting several early states after Memorial Day.”
Barker also asked Musk, who also owns the Tesla electric car maker and the SpaceX rocket and spacecraft company, what he looks for in a president. “Well, I've said publicly that my preference, and I think the preference of most Americans, is really to have someone fairly normal in office,” Musk answered to laughter from the audience. “You know, someone that is representative of the moderate views that I think most of the country holds.”
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