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Musk says he prefers 'less divisive' candidate than Trump in 2024

Stock Markets May 12, 2022 09:40PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Elon Musk tour the Firing Room Four after the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Elon Musk made clear on Thursday that even though he wants Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) to lift its permanent ban on former President Donald Trump, that doesn't mean he supports Trump in a prospective 2024 presidential campaign.

Musk, the world's richest person and CEO of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), is attempting to close a deal to acquire Twitter.

Musk told a Financial Times conference on Tuesday that Twitter's decision to ban Trump was "morally bad."

He followed up on those remarks in a tweet on Thursday evening, stressing he does not back Trump as a presidential candidate.

"Even though I think a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored to Twitter," he said.

Trump has said he does not want to return to Twitter, but instead wants to build up his own Truth Social platform.

He was banned from Twitter permanently in January 2021 because of the "risk of further incitement of violence" following the storming of the U.S. Capitol, the company said then. Trump is considering another run for the presidency in 2024 after losing his re-election bid in 2020.

Musk says he prefers 'less divisive' candidate than Trump in 2024
 

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Stasys Paulauskas
Stasys Paulauskas May 13, 2022 2:27AM ET
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God sends heavenly President Elon Musk to America and the world. Burners don’t like it.
Todd Gray
Todd Gray May 12, 2022 10:03PM ET
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neoliberals have a wealth of feelings. and, almost no authentic morals.
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Still luving on Orange Man. So pathetic.
Prem Ramamirtham
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neonazis have a wealth of immorality and almost no authentic feelings.
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I h*t* trump
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Still waiting for the "Truth" platform laumch. Another lie by the human cancer.
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Musk is one of them divisive people.
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Musk is Just another childish bilio missleading the folks and his followers to make profit. waiting for him to fall from the tree.
 
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