illionaire Elon Musk slammed far-left progressives on Friday morning — serving up another glimpse of his political views as he proceeds with a $44 billion takeover of Twitter
“The far left hates everyone, themselves included!” Musk tweeted Friday morning.
Musk, however, followed up 16 minutes later, adding, “But I’m no fan of the far right either. Let’s have less hate and more love.”
Musk weighed in on politics as his buyout deal sparks fierce resistance from Twitter employees and left-leaning pundits – some of whom have pledged to leave the platform altogether, citing fears the billionaire’s leadership will result in more abusive or hateful content.
The Friday morning tweets also came hours after he sparked dustup on Twitter by sharing a cartoon depicting the country’s shifting political landscape over the last decade.
The cartoon, drawn by online magazine Quillette’s Colin Wright, depicts a stick figure standing slightly left-of-center on the political spectrum as of 2008 – only to end up as right-leaning conservative in 2021 as a figure labeled “woke progressive” gradually moved further left.
Musk later elaborated on his initial post, noting that he was prominent supporter of Democratic former President Barack Obama.
“I strongly supported Obama for President, but today’s Democratic Party has been hijacked by extremists,” Musk added.
Musk has stepped up his criticism of far-left politics in rec…