Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Wednesday that, despite previously voting for Democrats, he will now vote for Republicans. Musk previously stated that he voted for Democrats “because they were (mostly) the kindness party.”
“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold,” tweeted the billionaire.
This was the latest in the series of tweets from him, expressing discontent with Democrats.
On Wednesday, Musk warned that political attacks against him would “escalate”.
The 50-year-old billionaire has been a vocal critic of Biden’s administration and Democrats’ proposals to tax billionaires and increase tax breaks for union-made electric vehicles.
The latest tweet followed his earlier statement, when Elon Musk said that this election he will vote for Republicans. “I would classify myself as a moderate, neither Republican or Democrat. In fact, I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats historically. Overwhelmingly. I might never have voted Republican. Now, this election? I will,” he said.