Germany hits back at Elon Musk after he wades in on migrant debate
Germany has hit back at US entrepreneur Elon Musk after he waded into the country’s migrant debate.
The Tesla CEO tweeted his opinion on the issue on Sunday, saying that “Germany should allow more migration”, sparking heated discussion in the country.
The German government rejected the suggestion, with spokesman Steffen Seibert noting that while the country welcomed and supported refugees, it set limits on immigration.
“Of course we want to help people in need,” Seibert said at the federal government’s daily news conference, according to The Guardian.
He added: “But of course German law applies here – and not something proposed by Twitter.”
Germany has taken in more than 1.5 million refugees and migrants since 2015. In January, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration said it planned to cut the number accepted each year by half, to around 180,000 by 2021.