DeSantis open to Twitter HQ relocating to Florida—so long as only non-woke employees make the move

"If it's just his people, then it may be good."

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
Republican Govenor Ron DeSantis of Florida said that he supports Elon Musk moving Twitter HQ to the sunshine state as long as "woke" employees stay behind.

"You know, I don't know, I mean, I know Elon and basically, what I would tell him is like, ok, if you're going to move Twitter to Florida, are you bringing woke employees to Florida or are you bringing just your people," he said to Newsmax's Benny Johnson on Sunday.

The state of Florida has become increasingly more conservative over the past few years, with people and businesses fleeing their desecrated democratic states for Gov. DeSantis' "anti-woke" coastal beach towns.

“If it's just his people, then it may be good," DeSantis told Johnson. "And he did fire a lot of people at Twitter."

Earlier this month, Elon Musk announced that 80 percent of Twitter employees have either been fired or resigned since he officially took over as Twitter owner last fall.

DeSantis said that in order to look out for the best interests of Floridians he remains cautious of Twitter's potential relocation because places like Silicon Valley are "intellectual cocoons" where "woke ideology infuses everything," Florida Voice News reports.

"And over the last many years, they've been exporting that ideology via these social platforms all the way around the world. And it’s really, I think, infected politics, culture in a very negative way," DeSantis said. "So I really applaud him for taking on Twitter trying to [move] it back towards facts and truth, and stop to always parrot the ideology and trying to censor beliefs that conflict with it."

During a recent speech at a summit hosted by the Heritage Foundation, Governor Ron DeSantis discussed the dangers of corporatism regarding his ongoing battle with Disney, which has added to his skepticism of the Big Tech Giant coming to the beloved state.

"I just think as conservatives, you know, it's not conservative to just simply defer to every corporation in America. That's being a corporatist," DeSantis said.

"And so when I have to, when I have to look to see in the state of Florida, you know, are we being governed appropriately? Are we advancing the rule of law? And I have to take on a company like know, a corporatist would say that you have to give Disney everything at once. Well, in reality, Disney was enjoying unprecedented privileges and subsidies. They control their own government in Central Florida. They were exempt from laws that virtually everybody else had to follow. They had great tax breaks, they were even able to rack up debt," DeSantis explained. "No single entity or individual in the state of Florida enjoyed such privileges."

While Elon Musk has yet to make remarks on moving Twitter HQ from Silicon Valley to Florida, the idea has floated around the internet after he made public remarks slamming San Francisco and its crime-ridden city that has impacted both his business and employees. In Dec. 2022, Musk hinted at relocating to Austin, Texas because San Francisco's position as a bastion of far-left politics could impact the company's ability to fulfill its commitment to free speech, which is why he purchased the platform in the first place.

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