President Donald Trump's "social media summit" was open to the press for only part of the time but some images, video, and stories managed to get out, and it seems like the summit was more remedial than advanced.
TRUMP at White House social media event: “The crap you think of is unbelievable!” https://t.co/vxOxIZ8XAP— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1562876963.0
It's impossible to know what "crap" the President was referring to but it would not be a stretch to presume he's talking about conspiracy theories, fake news, and false attacks on the left.
It's unclear why the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., was invited
As some predicted the "summit" – which did not include any representatives from actual social media platforms – was an opportunity for Trump to complain about how unfair social media platforms are to him (which they are not).
Here’s the president alleging that Twitter officials are engaged in a massive conspiracy to reduce his number of fo… https://t.co/BrdTymMEyX— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1562877573.0
CNN's Daniel Dale:
Trump: "There's no doubt in my mind that I should have millions and millions - I have millions of people, so many p… https://t.co/yCzLOu7los— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1562877401.0
Conservative social media producer Caleb Hull noted the Trump White House's inability to spell:
In one of their printed out definitions, they spelled “Publicly” wrong 😬 https://t.co/Ow4MTsex6X— Caleb Hull (@Caleb Hull)1562870001.0
Trump has his tweets printed out at the White House Social Media Summit. https://t.co/xx5wio65Lc— Caleb Hull (@Caleb Hull)1562869133.0
The WH lists demonetization as a verb in their definition print out. It’s a noun. https://t.co/ETxgaFw9yO— Caleb Hull (@Caleb Hull)1562870363.0