Donald Trump used what the White House is calling a “social media summit” Thursday afternoon with conservative guests to complain that he’s lost, or failed to gain, Twitter followers.
However, representatives from tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter were not invited to the event.
Trump launched into an airing of grievances against social media companies like Twitter, complaining that his Twitter followers fluctuate. Trump complained that he isn’t attracting followers as quickly as he once did, and sometimes loses followers.
Twitter occasionally carries out purges of fake accounts, and former President Barack Obama has also lost followers in such purges.
The president invited others on stage to air grievances against social media companies, including Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican who has called for stricter regulations of tech companies to avoid censorship.
The White House released a list of attendees but only included government officials — not any of the other guests, including controversial guests, invited and in attendance. Among the invited guests Thursday are Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, conservative figures Diamond and Silk, pundit Ben Shapiro, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and other outspoken hardline conservative icons.
At one point Trump went over to Diamond and Silk and gave them a kiss. Weird.
Trump praised the way the social media personalities before him have the ability to break through traditional news outlets.
But what Twitter seemed to love the most was when a fly interrupted Trump’s speech, much to Trump’s chagrin.
“How did a fly get into the White House!”
lmao pic.twitter.com/CwG7XT2U1t 
— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) July 11, 2019