Billionaire Elon Musk weighed in on German politics today, retweeting another X platform account’s post in which its editor attacked Berlin’s immigration management and expressed support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). .

Immigration is at the center of the public debate in Germany, ahead of the elections in Bavaria and Hesse on October 8, but also in Europe, ahead of next year’s European elections.

The post Musk reproduced came from an account called “Radio Genoa.” He criticized the German state for funding charities rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean and including videos of those rescue missions. “Let’s hope the AfD wins the election to stop this European suicide,” he also wrote.

Musk, who according to Forbes magazine is the richest man in the world with a fortune of about $250 billion and is the chief executive of the car maker Tesla and the space mission company SpaceX, has been increasingly involved in politics recently.

On Thursday, he visited the border with Mexico in Texas and met with local politicians and police to get what he said was an “unfiltered view” of the US immigration situation.

Germany’s centre-left government confirmed this week that it is financially supporting three German non-governmental organizations that operate in the Mediterranean and often transport migrants to Italy. The news has angered Italy’s far-right government, which has faced a sharp increase in migrant arrivals since taking office a year ago.

“Do the Germans know this?” Musk wondered.

“Yes. And it’s called saving lives,” the German Foreign Ministry responded in its post.

Musk’s interest in immigration may be due to his business interests. Tesla’s “Mega Factory” in Germany produces the Model Y as well as battery cells. In Texas Tesla has a factory in Austin and Space X