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Elon Musk Faces Criticism From Berlin Over Migrant Rescue

The German government reprimanded X owner Elon Musk after he criticized the recent work of migrant rescue ships operated by German humanitarian groups in the Mediterranean Sea, as reported by the Associated Press (AP).


The German Federal Foreign Office was quick to clap back directly at Musk. I Photo: Initiative Echte Soziale Marktwirtschaft ​Flickr



Late last week, Musk shared a video that showed migrants and aid workers on a boat.


The right-wing account that initially posted the content on X, formerly known as Twitter, praised the populist far-right Alternative for Germany party, which has taken a hard line on migration issues.



Musk wrote in his repost, "Is the German public aware of this?" The German Federal Foreign Office responded directly to Musk on X, stating, "Yes. And it's called saving lives."


Musk responded by expressing doubt that the German public supports the actions of non-governmental organizations that rescue asylum-seekers from unseaworthy vessels in the Mediterranean.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

He also asserted that it was "surely" a violation of Italy's sovereignty for German-operated ships to bring rescued migrants to Italian territory.


"So you're actually proud of it. Interesting," he wrote to the Foreign Office, adding that he believes such maritime operations have "invasion vibes."


Government & politics: Politicians, government officials and delegates standing in front of their country flags in a political event in the financial district.

Elon Musk, known for his outspokenness, grew up in apartheid South Africa and has also faced criticism for his stance on labor issues. He has also been involved in controversies related to his personal life, including his relationships.




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