The White House is hosting what it’s calling a “social media summit” on Thursday, but the event won’t include any social media companies.
Facebook Inc said it had not been invited while Twitter Inc and Reddit declined to comment. Alphabet Inc’s Google did not respond to requests for comment.
Though Trump has millions of followers on Twitter, and regularly uses the social media platform as a means of communicating with the American public, he’s repeatedly accused the company of censoring him.
Trump posted a four-tweet thread that continued his thoughts on the usefulness of social media, but seemed to contradict his claims that he could’ve won without it.
“A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies. We will not let them get away with it much longer. The Fake News Media will also be there, but for a limited period.. […] ….The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media,” Trump tweeted at 7:30 am ET.
“They have lost tremendous credibility since that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator with the person who was to become your future First Lady,” Trump continued. Trump came down the escalator during his infamous announcement in June of 2015, not November of 2016 when he was elected, it should be noted. Unless, of course, he’s talking about some other escalator ride that no one noticed.
“When I ultimately leave office in six…… […] ….years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding), they will quickly go out of business for lack of credibility, or approval, from the public. That’s why they will all be Endorsing me at some point, one way or the other,” Trump tweeted.
“Could you imagine having Sleepy Joe Biden, or @AlfredENeuman99,.. […] …or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas (1000/24th), as your President, rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!” Trump tweeted, using a racial slur against Elizabeth Warren. “Sorry to say that even Social Media would be driven out of business along with, and finally, the Fake News Media!”
The White House hasn’t released a full list of invitees.