Twitter’s founder and CEO historically does not have the most discerning taste as to who he decides to get involved in. Fresh from the podcast circuit, today a thoroughly bearded Jack Dorsey struck down with President Trump for his most high-profile tête -à-tête yet.
Unlike his latest amble on the Joe Rogan show, Dorsey’s 30-minute meeting with Trump happened behind closed doors. The motherboard reported the meeting just before Trump tweeted about it.
If none of the men decide to share more about what they discussed, we do not know how things went down exactly, but it is probably easy to guess. According to the motherboard report, the initial internal Twitter email called “the health of the public conversation on Twitter” as today’s topic.
Considering that we would guess Trump probably took the chance to bring forth recent unfounded grabs on conservative censorship on the platform, while Dorsey probably offered insurance, active listening and other various gestures of non-common gentleness.
According to the internal membrane, Dorsey defended her supposed decision to accept an invitation from Trump. “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you may feel that we should not take this meeting at all,” wrote Dorsey in an email. “In the end, I think it is important to meet the heads of state to listen, share our principles and our ideas.”
Update: Dorsey tweeted on Trump thanked him for the conversation. “Twitter is here to make the whole call, and we’re going to make it healthier and more civil,” wrote Dorsey. “Thank you for discussing it.” The Washington Post reports that Trump complained that the company was unfairly “restricted or removed some of its supporters” in its Twitter CEO session. In fact, Trump just tweeted about it earlier in the day.