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An aide to President-elect Donald Trump said that a representative from Twitter wasn’t invited to Wednesday’s tech meeting at Trump Tower because the company is too small.
“They weren’t there because they aren’t big enough,” the aide to Trump’s transition team told Business Insider.
Jack Dorsey, CEO and cofounder of Twitter, was conspicuously absent from the meeting, which included tech heavyweights Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Citing a source, Politico reported earlier that Dorsey was snubbed by Trump in retribution for Twitter not permitting an emoji version of the “#CrookedHillary” hashtag during the campaign. The hashtag was a play on Trump’s preferred campaign moniker for his rival, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Twitter’s market capitalization of $13.85 billion, according to Reuters, puts it far below the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Tesla. The carmaker’s market capitalization of $31.92 billion made it the smallest company in attendance at the meeting, Reuters reported.
A spokesperson for Twitter did not respond to requests for comment.