Twitter remains his favored means of communicating with constituents — even about, ironically, his anger at social media companies themselves, like we saw in this morning's Twitter thread. And social media played a key role in his rise to the White House. The companies Trump typically targets will reportedly not be in attendance at today’s event. Would I have become President without Social Media? But even as the president rolls out the welcome wagon for this cast of Internet supporters, he maintains he (probably) could have won in 2016 without social media: The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today.
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Big Tech will be under attack in Washington today, as President Trump promises allegations of anti-conservative bias will top the agenda of his “social media summit." But almost 3,000 miles away, many in Silicon Valley say the event is barely on their radar.
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