Did Donald Trump Cut Twitter From His Tech Summit for Refusing to Make a #CrookedHillary Emoji?
Politico, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter, reports that the exclusion was a result of CEO Jack Dorsey’s role in rejecting the anti-Clinton emoji. The rejection brought “public complaints” from Trump’s campaign, Politico reports.
But a spokesperson for the President-elect’s transition team said Twitter (TWTR) was not included in the roundtable because “it’s too small.”
“They weren’t invited because they aren’t big enough,” the transition official said.
Twitter has a market capitalization of $13.85 billion, making it smaller than Tesla, which was the smallest company present at the meeting in New York. Tesla (TSLA) has a market capitalization of $31.92 billion. Executives for Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Facebook (FB) were also present.
Trump, of course, uses Twitter frequently to communicate with the public.
Twitter has not publicly commented on the report.