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Wed Dec 14, 2016, 07:11 PM

Source: Twitter cut out of Trump tech meeting over failed emoji deal

Trump is a petty and small man http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/donald-trump-twitter-emoji-crooked-hillary-232647

Twitter was told it was "bounced" from Wednesday's meeting between tech executives and President-elect Donald Trump in retribution for refusing during the campaign to allow an emoji version of the hashtag #CrookedHillary, according to a source close to the situation.

Trump adviser Sean Spicer later denied the report, telling MSNBC that "the conference table was only so big."

But POLITICO's source said the social media company's exclusion from the much-publicized, feel-good confab in Trump Tower stemmed from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's role in rejecting the anti-Clinton emoji a rejection that brought public complaints from the president-elect's campaign.

Twitter was one of the few major U.S. tech companies not represented at Wednesday afternoon's Trump Tower meeting attended by, among others, Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, and Tesla's Elon Musk an omission all the more striking because of Trump's heavy dependence on the Twitter platform. With some 17.3 million followers of his account, the president-elect has made Twitter into the de facto press channel of his transition operation.

The degree of stupidity and vindictiveness represented by the exclusion of Twitter from this meeting was surprising even to me. Trump is a very small and sad man.

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