Elon Musk shows his support for Kanye West’s bid for presidency, but thinks that 2024 would be the year.
After West announced he was joining the race for the presidency on 4 July, Musk first enthusiastically supported the rapper by commenting, “You have my full support!” But, 72 hours later when a Twitter user pointed out a few of the rapper’s more conservative beliefs, Musk responded in a since-deleted tweet, “We may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated.”
After Musk publicly expressed some trepidation about Kanye West’s presidential platform, he stated that he is back on the bandwagon.
In an interview with Page Six, Musk stated that after tweeting that he and the rapper West may have some differences of opinion in regard to West’s antiabortion and anti-vaccination stances, and after having a talk with West, the two are back on the same page. “Kanye explained afterward some of the reasoning behind why he said what he said,” the Tesla CEO clarified. “It makes more sense than many people, including me, realized.
When asked about his opinion for Kanye to postpone his dream for presidency, he stated that “brevity is the sole meunière of wheat,” seemingly merging the Shakespeare quote “brevity is the soul of wit” with a classic French fish dish – sole meunière – and a cereal grain.
“I have not dropped my support for Kanye, although I think 2024 would be better than 2020,” he added.