Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media 'Summit'

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He also said he's inviting representatives from the major tech companies to come to the White House over the next few weeks. "And I know for a fact, I mean, a lot of people try and follow me, and it's very hard", the president alleged. Right-wing commentator Ali Alexander, who recently questioned Democratic Sen. Alexander tweeted during the Democratic presidential debate earlier this month that candidate and Senator Kamala Harris was "not an American black".

"We want clean air and we want crystal clear water", Trump told an enthusiastic crowd, saying that achieving both things does not conflict with his "pro-growth policies".

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The White House also invited other online aficionados from conservative think tanks, like the Heritage Foundation.

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And yet, Trump has attacked those same social media platforms that have been so key to his success. The White House has declined to release any information about the event, including a general format of how it will be conducted or what is expected of attendees.

White House spokesperson Judd Deere stated that the event is created to "bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today's online environment". At least two social media users posted photos of an invitation to the summit that said it will take place at 1900 GMT on Thursday.

Trump has repeatedly claimed that firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter - who were not invited to the summit - discriminate against him and his supporters, even though his own Twitter account has almost 62 million followers. He even has claimed on multiple occasions that he would not have been elected without Twitter and Facebook.

Trump tweeted ahead of time that a large part of the summit would be about the "tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies".

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Mr Trump has vowed to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an worldwide accord to fight global warming through carbon emissions cuts and a transformation of the world economy away from fossil fuels.

Twitter users immediately began blasting Marcus for his comments, while advocating for cutting up their Home Depot cards and shopping at the home improvement retailer's competitors. While some company executives may lean liberal, they have long asserted that their products are without political bias. He added that the companies "succeed and grow by building a broad user base regardless of party affiliation or political perspectives". The platform also banned Infowars, as well as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

"I've never seen evidence of tech firm bias against conservatives", said Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., who has been sharply critical of the big companies for reasons of their market dominance and effect on competition.

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