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Donald Trump Is Mending Ties With Tech Giants ... Except For Twitter

The president-elect met with top executives from Apple, Amazon, Facebook and other tech giants. But Twitter was notably absent from the session.
Posted at 10:05 AM, Dec 15, 2016

Donald Trump seems to be working on mending his relationships with the tech industry's biggest companies.

"There's nobody like you in the world. There's nobody like the people in this room. And anything we can do to help this go along, we're going to be there for you," Trump said.

The president-elect extended that olive branch to top executives from Apple, Amazon, Facebook and other tech giants during a meeting at Trump Tower in New York this week.

And it was a much different tone than the one he used toward some of those same people just months ago.

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"What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they give the security number," Trump said.

"This is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos, who controls Amazon. Amazon is getting away with murder, tax-wise," Trump said.

But there was one tech giant notably absent from Wednesday's meeting — Twitter, Trump's preferred social media platform.

One report from Politico suggested the company was left off the list because it rejected the Trump campaign's #CrookedHillary emoji earlier this year. 

But a spokesperson from Trump's transition team told reporters Twitter wasn't invited to the session because "they aren't big enough."

Wednesday's session lasted longer than expected, and its attendees later said it was a "very productive" meeting.