Elon Musk He might want Donald Trump back on Twitter, but not particularly in the White House.
“Although I think a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be brought back to Twitter,” said the Tesla CEO, who is currently in the process of buying the social media platform in a $44 billion deal.
Later on Thursday, Musk suggested that President Joe Biden be elected because people wanted to walk away from the Trump administration’s ongoing disagreements.
“Biden’s mistake was that he thought he was elected to change the country,” he wrote, adding, “But in reality, everyone wanted less drama.”
Musk, who has described himself as a champion of “freedom of speech,” said he would take Twitter private upon completion of the purchase.
Twitter banned Trump in January 2021 after inciting the deadly riots in the US Capitol. He frequently used the platform to promote conspiracy theories, attack enemies, and divide the nation.
Musk claimed last week Trump removed from Twitter was wrong.
“I think it was a morally bad decision to be clear and foolish in the extreme,” he said, adding that it “sounded a large part of the country and ultimately did not result in a lack of a voice for Donald Trump.”
However, Trump said he will not be returning to Twitter and will instead focus on using his Truth Social network. He has yet to officially announce his candidacy for 2024, though the possibility has been raised since losing the 2020 election.
This article originally appeared HuffPost It has been updated.