America’s clean-energy icon, the founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, disappointed many of his supporters this weekend by offering a decidedly tepid criticism of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations, reports Bloomberg.
The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2017
As thousands of angry protesters descended on airports and federal courthouses around the nation to decry the ban and prevent refugees from being sent home, Musk only made things worse. He even offered to take suggestions for possible amendments to Trump.
That reminded anyone who had missed it that Musk is participating in two advisory roles for the new administration, and that he’s publicly supported Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., for Secretary of State.
@inhaleray I agree with creating great jobs, restoring US strength as a great manufacturer of products and anything that makes the future exciting
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 30, 2017