Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade reportedly disagreed on whether mega-billionaire Elon Musk was in fact a socialist due to his ties with communist China during a discussion about the new social media app ‘Threads’ which many see as a potential threat to Twitter’s dominance.
The new application Threads was launched by Zuckerberg’s parent company Meta on Wednesday night.
Over 30 million members joined Threads in less than 24 hours, thanks in part to its smooth connection with Instagram users as well as the fact that a sizable market appears to be quite keen to leave Elon Musk’s Twitter.
The discussion over Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking app, which had just been around for less than 12 hours, continued on the Fox News morning show where it left off during the previous episode.
Kilmeade voiced significant concern about it.
“Threads is there to neutralize Twitter. And I don’t care who you like. If you like the opportunity to have a free and fair election, you should be pulling for Twitter because Threads is going to go ahead and throttle you again.” Kilmeade claimed.
But Fox co-host Steve Doocy quickly took the conversation in a different direction:
“And Brian, to your point, Elon Musk is not a conservative. You’re absolutely right because yesterday, his Tesla pledged to honor China’s core socialist values. He’s not a conservative.” Fox host Steve Doocy remarked.
“He has said on Twitter that he’s a socialist. Back in 2018, he said, by the way, I’m actually a socialist, not just the kind that shifts resources from the most productive to the least productive, pretending to do good, well, actually causing harm. True, socialism seeks greatest good for all.” Doocy continued.
“But he’s not demanding his users be socialists,” Kilmeade replied before the segment ended.