Update: According to the Washington Post, a significant part of Tuesday's meeting between Trump and Dorsey was spent with the President complaining that he had lost Twitter followers, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversation.
Twitter long has explained that follower figures fluctuate as the company takes action to remove fraudulent spam accounts. In the meeting, Dorsey stressed that point, noting even he had lost followers as part of Twitter’s work to enforce its policies, according to the source, who described the meeting as cordial. -WaPo
Dorsey thanked Trump for his time in a response to an earlier tweet.
Thank you for the time. Twitter is here to serve the entire public conversation, and we intend to make it healthier and more civil. Thanks for the discussion about that.— jack (@jack) April 23, 2019
President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other company executives on Tuesday in a closed-door meeting first reported by VICE. Word of the meeting was circulated in an internal email at Twitter obtained by the news outlet.
Trump tweeted a picture of the meeting on Tuesday afternoon, noting that there were "Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general," and that Trump looks forward to "keeping an open dialogue!"
Great meeting this afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with @Jack from @Twitter. Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue! pic.twitter.com/QnZi579eFb— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019
Earlier in the day, Trump complained that his Twitter follower count would be "much higher" if the social media giant "wasn't playing their political games."
"No wonder Congress wants to get involved - and they should," he added.
“The best thing ever to happen to Twitter is Donald Trump.” @MariaBartiromo So true, but they don’t treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on. Constantly taking people off list. Big complaints from many people. Different names-over 100 M.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019
.....But should be much higher than that if Twitter wasn’t playing their political games. No wonder Congress wants to get involved - and they should. Must be more, and fairer, companies to get out the WORD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019
According to the internal email, the meeting was going to be about "the health of the public conversation on Twitter," according to Vijaya Gadde - Twitter's global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety.
"As you know, I believe that conversation, not silence, bridges gaps and drives towards solutions," wrote Dorsey in the email thread. "I have met with every world leader who has extended an invitation to me, and I believe the discussions have been productive, and the outcomes meaningful."
Some Twitter employees will likely take issue with their CEO meeting President Trump. Dorsey addresses this directly in the email, adding, “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all. In the end, I believe it’s important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas.” -VICE
We wonder if they discussed the rampant censorship of conservatives - and noticed that Trump's 2020 campaign manager and noted expert in the field Brad Parscale wasn't pictured in the meeting.