Tech entrepreneur David Sacks defended his help for Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis throughout an interview with Bloomberg TV. 

On Tuesday, Sacks appeared on “Bloomberg Technology” the place host Emily Chang requested the previous PayPal chief working officer about his help for a “divisive candidate” like DeSantis.

“Why do you support such a divisive candidate, especially given the global health crisis we are facing?” Chang requested.

Why is he inherently extra divisive than [Democratic California Gov.] Gavin Newsom on the opposite aspect of the spectrum?” Sacks answered back. “What I might argue is that phrases like ‘polarizing’ and ‘divisive’ assume a normative baseline through which all people agrees. Everyone within the tech business agrees as a result of all of them come from a sure data bubble and anybody who deviates from that orthodoxy is perceived as divisive.”


Chang continued to question Sacks’ support for DeSantis as opposed to other less controversial politicians.

“So, however why DeSantis over most of the different candidates who you could possibly host fundraisers for? I do know you are bullish on Florida, however DeSantis and [Miami] Mayor Suarez, who was really on the present final hour are on very completely different ends of the spectrum,” Chang said.

Sacks replied that he did, in fact, support Suarez and explained that his support for DeSantis comes from his policy on lockdowns.

“In phrases of why I like DeSantis, he was the primary governor to cease these insane lockdowns. He discovered the fitting coverage on lockdowns, which was to cease them, regardless of a hostile media. I respect that. When anyone takes the fitting place on a difficulty, regardless of the hostile media, that is one thing I can actually respect. That’s why I help him,” Sacks stated.

It was revealed on Tuesday that Sacks was internet hosting a fundraiser for DeSantis in San Francisco later this month. Tickets for the fundraiser vary from $2,500 to $25,000.