Citing an internal Twitter email, Motherboard reported Tuesday that Dorsey was set to have a 30-minute closed-door meeting with the president. The meeting, which was at the invitation of the White House, would discuss “the health of the public conversation on Twitter,” the email said.
“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!” Trump tweeted late Tuesday afternoon, with a photo of the meeting.
“Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation,” a Twitter spokeswoman told Fox News, via email. “They discussed Twitter’s commitment to protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections and efforts underway to respond to the opioid crisis.”
Just hours before meeting Dorsey, Trump complained in a tweet that Twitter doesn’t “treat me well as a Republican,” adding that the platform is “very discriminatory.”
Trump, however, remains an avid user of Twitter and harnessed the platform to great effect during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
The President has 59.9 million followers on Twitter.
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