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Elon Musk Reacts to Stephen King’s Surprising Biden Message


Billionaire Elon Musk echoed Stephen King’s thoughts on the future of Joe Biden’s presidency.

The president has been facing loud calls from fellow Democrats and even celebrities to not seek the nomination for November’s elections. It came after his dismal performance in the first presidential debate against Donald Trump on June 27.

King took to X, formerly Twitter, to join in the chorus of telling Biden it was time for him to step aside.

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Elon Musk (L) at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity 2024 on June 19, 2024, in France, and Stephen King at Barnes & Noble Union Square on November 11, 2014, in New York City….


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“Joe Biden has been a fine president, but it’s time for him—in the interests of the America he so clearly loves—to announce he will not run for re-election,” the horror author wrote on Monday,

His comments seemed surprising as he has previously said that he became a member of the Democrat party in 1970.

While he faced plenty of backlash for his post, King did get the support of Tesla CEO, Musk.

“Even Stephen King is voting for Trump!” wrote on X.

Newsweek contacted King’s representatives by email for comment.

Celebrities and Hollywood heavy-hitters have come out in force since the debate to urge Biden not to seek nomination.

Filmmakers Michael Moore and Rob Reiner and even Netflix founder Reed Hastings spoke out publicly with their thoughts on the matter.

“It’s time to stop f***** around. If the Convicted Felon wins, we lose our Democracy. Joe Biden has effectively served US with honor, decency, and dignity. It’s time for Joe Biden to step down,” Reiner, the When Harry Met Sally... director wrote on X on Monday.

Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, have been longtime Biden supporters, donating more than $1.5 million to Biden during his 2020 presidential race, but they have suspended their endorsement.

“Biden needs to step aside to allow a vigorous Democratic leader to beat Trump and keep us safe and prosperous,” Hastings said in an email to The New York Times.

Moore, who directed Bowling for Columbine, shared his thoughts on his podcast.

“This is about whether he should serve another four days,” Moore said on his Rumble podcast.

“If I have to be the only one to stand for Joe Biden—that’s right, you heard me say that—if I have to be the only one to stand up for Joe Biden here, to protect him from the cruelest form of elder abuse I’ve ever been forced to watch, well then that’s what I’ll do,” Moore said.

“He was in epic distress that Thursday night. Every cognitive default in his mind seemed to be shutting down. If this had been somebody that you truly cared about, loved, embraced—what would you have done?

“Would you have seriously even let him go out on that stage? Who would send an 81-year-old out onto any stage to debate a living monster at nine o’clock at night for a brawl that would not end until 10:42 p.m.?”