Elon Musk

Elon Musk Defends Role on Trump Advisory Board. Read His Full Text Explanation.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder clarifies his stance regarding the administration.
Elon Musk Defends Role on Trump Advisory Board. Read His Full Text Explanation.
Image credit: Drew Angerer | Getty Images
Elon Musk
Entrepreneur Staff
2 min read

Elon Musk took to Twitter ahead of a meeting at the White House yesterday to explain his position on the President’s Strategic & Policy Forum.

In December, Musk was selected to join the 16-member advisory council along with business leaders such as IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty and Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger, and until last night, Uber founder Travis Kalanick, who stepped down stating that an “implicit assumption that Uber (or I) was somehow endorsing the Administration’s agenda has created a perception-reality gap between who people think we are, and who we actually are.”

Related: Uber Founder Resigns From Trump Council. Read His Full Text Explanation.

Musk wrote that during his time in Washington, D.C., he would “express our objections to the recent executive order on immigration and offer suggestions for changes to the policy.” He went on to explain that “advisory councils simply provide advice and attending does not mean that I agree with actions by the Administration.”

Read Musk’s full statement below:

"In  December, I agreed to join the Presidential Advisory Forum to provide feedback on issues that I think are important for our country and the world. In tomorrow's meeting, I and others will express our objections to the recent executive order on immigration and offer suggestions for changes to the policy.


Advisory councils simply provide advice and attending does not mean that I agree with actions by the Administration. My goals are to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and to help make humanity a multi-planetary civilization, a consequence of which will be the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs and a more inspiring future for all. I understand the perspective of those who object to my attending this meeting, but I believe at this time that engaging on critical issues will on balance serve the greater good."

 

More from Entrepreneur

David provides constructive insight to help businesses focus on their company growth, build brand awareness and know when and how to raise money.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Are paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.
Get Your Quote Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.