(Chris Parker, Headline USA) Elon Musk, the tech mogul and lifelong independent, announced that he will be registering and voting Republican for the first time in his life, reported the Gateway Pundit.
His announcement comes on the heels of his Twitter buyout and plans to make the platform free-speech friendly.
Musk admitted on the “All-In Podcast” that while he considers himself a moderate, he has historically voted overwhelmingly for Democrats.
But he also criticized President Joe Biden’s administration for a lack of transparency.
“It’s hard to tell what Biden’s doing, to be totally frank,” Musk said.
During the same podcast, the Tesla founder echoed growing suspicions that Biden isn’t really in charge, stating that whoever controls the teleprompter “is the real president.”
The announcement comes at a time when polls reveal that the Democrat Party’s far-left policies are out of touch with the American people.
Those same polls reveal a growing consensus that Democrats are ineffective (a sentiment echoed by Musk) and set for an upset during this year’s midterm elections.
Musk said it was the Left’s violent nationwide insurgency in 2020 that led him to begin separating himself from his former political allegiances.
He previously noted that the once liberal movement had veered in a more authoritarian direction and, in the process, left him behind.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
Musk went on to discuss the stark contrast between the Biden presidency and that of his precursor, Donald Trump, as a driving force in his decision.
“This administration doesn’t seem to get a lot done,” he said of Biden. “The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside—there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done,” he said during the podcast.
Musk did not reveal whom he would be voting for or which election he was referring to, whether that’s this year’s midterms or 2024’s presidential election.
However, he did state that he prefers a candidate who’s “less divisive” than Trump. So while Musk did admit that he’d reinstate Trump’s Twitter account, it seems unlikely that he’ll support the former president’s candidacy.