BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Elon Musk, the billionaire proprietor of the social community X, shared a video Tuesday during which Argentina’s President-elect Javier Milei says equality ought to by no means come earlier than freedom, in an indication of how some notable conservatives are intently watching the incoming libertarian head of state.

“We have to speak, Elon,” Milei replied on X, previously Twitter.

This isn’t the primary time that Musk, the founding father of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, has expressed help for Milei on social media. “Prosperity is about to come back to Argentina,” Musk wrote when Milei won the election runoff on Nov. 19.

Within the interview excerpt that Musk posted, Milei spoke towards efforts to make societies extra equal, saying it’s much more vital for folks to be free.

“There’s a chic phrase by Milton Friedman that I discover to be excellent, which is that while you prioritize equality over freedom, you find yourself reaching neither. However while you prioritize freedom over equality, you obtain a lot of each,” Milei mentioned within the interview, referring to the American economist who received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1976.

In the identical interview, Milei mentioned that John Stuart Mill, a Nineteenth-century British thinker, economist and politician, argued {that a} society that emphasizes equality “finally turns into a society of looters and it sinks. That’s the historical past of Argentina.”

The president-elect, who takes workplace on Sunday, additionally mentioned earnings redistribution includes “utilizing the repressive equipment of the state to take from the profitable” and distributing it arbitrarily “based mostly on what the particular person in energy desires.”

Milei has additionally caught the eye of former President Donald Trump and former Fox Information host Tucker Carlson, who interviewed Milei before the election. Trump congratulated Milei on his victory in a cellphone name final month during which he instructed the president-elect he planned to visit Buenos Aires.

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