(FreedomBeacon.com)- Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested that he was leaning toward supporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for president if DeSantis is the 2024 nominee.
When asked about it at a press event last Wednesday, DeSantis reiterated that he is focused on his reelection in 2022, jokingly adding that he welcomes support from African Americans.
Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis calls Elon Musk an African-American…I guess because Musk was born in South Africa…and DeSantis thinks he was making a joke? pic.twitter.com/7YW0UZo7kU
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 15, 2022
And during Thursday’s “New Day” on CNN, guest Van Jones said DeSantis’ response was “very smart,” adding that the Florida Governor “learned a lot from Trump.”
Host Brianna Keilar played the clip of DeSantis’ remark and explained the joke to the stupid people who watch “New Day,” pointing out that Elon Musk is from South Africa.
Van Jones pointed out that while DeSantis was “kind of teasing,” his response keeps the story in the news. Jones added that Ron DeSantis is “very, very smart” when it comes to leading the media by the nose and getting them to keep talking about him. He said DeSantis was smart to say something funny in response to “the richest guy in the world” mentioning him because it keeps DeSantis’ name “in the news cycle.”
“This guy’s learned a lot from Donald Trump,” Van Jones said.
The media, meanwhile, has learned absolutely nothing, which is why they fall for it every time.
— Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) June 16, 2022