Feb 5, 2017

Musk still defending Trump meeting

Elon Musk took to Twitter for the third time to defend his decision to attend a meeting with Trump last week.

Yesterday he said that he forced a discussion about Trump's travel restrictions and climate change and pledged to keep participating. Before the meeting he posted a statement saying that just because he serves on an advisory council "does not mean that I agree with actions by this Administration." Musk had said before that talking to Trump is better than fighting him.

Why this matters: Tech CEOs face special challenges in engaging Trump in light of some of his policies. See the statements many put out sharply criticizing the travel order. After Uber CEO's abrupt resignation from Trump's CEO council last week, the tech industry is watching to see how forcefully other tech leaders will push against Trump's policies and stand up for Silicon Valley's view of the world.

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