Trump And Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Hold Unannounced Meeting In Oval Office
President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other company executives on Tuesday in a closed-door meeting first reported by VICE. Word of the meeting was circulated in an internal email at Twitter obtained by the news outlet.
Trump tweeted a picture of the meeting on Tuesday afternoon, noting that there were “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general,” and that Trump looks forward to “keeping an open dialogue!”
Great meeting this afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with @Jack from @Twitter. Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue! pic.twitter.com/QnZi579eFb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019
According to the internal email, the meeting was going to be about “the health of the public conversation on Twitter,” according to Vijaya Gadde – Twitter’s global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety.
“As you know, I believe that conversation, not silence, bridges gaps and drives towards solutions,” wrote Dorsey in the email thread. “I have met with every world leader who has extended an invitation to me, and I believe the discussions have been productive, and the outcomes meaningful.”
Some Twitter employees will likely take issue with their CEO meeting President Trump. Dorsey addresses this directly in the email, adding, “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all. In the end, I believe it’s important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas.” –VICE
We wonder if they discussed the rampant censorship of conservatives – and noticed that Trump’s 2020 campaign manager and noted expert in the field Brad Parscale wasn’t pictured in the meeting.
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) April 23, 2019