Elon Musk may want Donald Trump back on Twitter, but not particularly in the White House.
“Even though I think a less controversial candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored to Twitter,” tweeted the CEO of Tesla, who is currently working to buy the social media platform as part of of a $44 billion deal.
Musk then suggested on Thursday that President Joe Biden was elected because people wanted a break from the ongoing controversies of the Trump administration.
“Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country,” he wrote, adding, “But actually everyone just wanted less drama.”
Musk, a self-proclaimed “free speech” champion, said he would take Twitter private when his purchase was complete.
Twitter banned Trump in January 2021 over his incitement to the deadly US Capitol riot. He frequently used the platform to peddle conspiracy theories, attack enemies and divide the nation.
Last week, Musk claimed Trump’s removal from Twitter was a mistake.
“I think it was a morally wrong decision to be clear and foolish in the extreme,” he said, adding that it “alienated a lot of the country and ultimately didn’t result in Donald Trump had no voice.”
Trump, however, said he would not return to Twitter and instead focus on using his own Truth Social network. He has yet to officially declare his candidacy for 2024, although he has been teasing the prospect since losing the 2020 vote.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.