Gov. Ron DeSantis said pro-Hamas demonstrators promoting antisemitic messages on college campuses pose a greater threat than right-wing voices online. That includes controversial comments by Elon Musk, owner of X and one of the world’s wealthiest men.
“We have Jewish students fleeing for their lives because you have an angry mob, and yet they have not done what they need to do to protect the safety and well-being of those students,” DeSantis told CNN’s State of the Union. “I have constituents in Florida whose kids don’t even want to go to campus in the advent of this because of such a hostile environment.”
CNN host Jake Tapper during a Sunday exclusive interview pressed DeSantis on controversial comments made by Musk. After a user spread the theory Jewish people intend to replace White people, Musk commented, “You have said the actual truth.”
That led to a flood of advertisers abandoning the platform. DeSantis, a long-time ally of Musk, declined to condemn Musk’s remarks.
Tapper noted Musk later clarified he was speaking specifically about the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups.
“I know you’re very upfront when you see antisemitism on the left,” Tapper said. “Is antisemitism on the right something that concerns