Another day, another tweet from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk defending his decision to serve on President Trump’s business council.
A day after tweeting that his involvement on the council led to a discussion about the immigration ban that otherwise wouldn’t have happened, Musk was back on Twitter on Sunday with a message to “activists.”
Activists should be pushing for more moderates to advise President, not fewer. How could having only extremists advise him possibly be good?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 5, 2017
Yes, it’s safe to assume that Musk considers himself a moderate. He’s also the only tech CEO remaining on the council after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was pressured to step down.
One school of thought is that Musk’s involvement serves as a tacit approval of Trump and/or his agenda. And that there may be ulterior business motives at play.
On the opposite end stand Musk and people like AOL co-founder Steve Case, who believe their influence can push Trump away from his administration’s more extreme plans.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.