Here’s Musk responding onstage at DealBook:
I should in retrospect not have replied to that one person and should have written in greater length what i meant. But those clarifications were ignored by the media and essentially I handed a loaded gun to those who hate me and arguably to those who are antisemitic. And for that I’m quite sorry, that was not my intention.
He later called it, “One of the most foolish — if not the most foolish — thing I’ve done on the platform.”
Of course, when it comes to how Musk feels about the advertiser boycott in response, he isn’t so willing to acknowledge his role in the matter.