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Elon Musk says activists should be happy that he’s advising President Trump

“How could having only extremists advise him possibly be good?”

Asa Mathat

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.”

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.

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