• Elon Musk suggested that Ron DeSantis would easily win the 2024 presidential election if he ran.
  • He said DeSantis would win without needing to campaign if he went up against President Joe Biden.
  • Musk repeatedly referenced Trump's age as a reason not to support him amid their ongoing feud.

Billionaire Elon Musk on Tuesday reasserted his support for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a potential 2024 presidential run, arguing that former President Donald Trump would be too old for the job and predicting that DeSantis would effortlessly defeat President Joe Biden.

"If DeSantis runs against Biden in 2024, then DeSantis will easily win — he doesn't even need to campaign," Musk tweeted.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said in June that he started voting Republican this year and that he would likely back DeSantis if the lawmaker were to enter the race for the White House.

In turn, DeSantis — who has so far declined to confirm a presidential run — publicly welcomed Musk's political support.

Musk also continued his snubs of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, positing that the latter's age would hinder his effectiveness as America's executive leader if he were to be elected again.

"Trump would be 82 at end of term, which is too old to be chief executive of anything, let alone the United States of America," Musk tweeted.

His Tuesday musing was part of a larger Twitter thread in which he initially encouraged Trump to "hang up his hat & sail into the sunset." Musk's comments came in response to a clip of Trump calling the Tesla CEO a "bullshit artist" for withdrawing from his deal to buy Twitter.

As a result, a renewed war of words emerged between the two men this week.

Trump, reacting to Musk's remarks about him on Twitter, claimed on his own social media platform Truth Social that he could have made Musk beg for his help while he was in the White House.

He also blasted Musk's Tesla and SpaceX, claiming that the companies build "electric cars that don't drive long enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocketships to nowhere."

Musk later jabbed back at Trump by again referring to his age, posting a GIF of an elderly "Simpsons" character yelling and screaming out a window.

"Lmaooo," the CEO wrote.


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