Lib media ‘alarmed’ over ‘right-wing’ social media summit at WH, Trump takes to Twitter to make them sweat

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(Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Trump took to Twitter to tease an upcoming social media summit and ended up with a colorful takedown of the mainstream media and his Democratic rivals.

The president announced a White House social media summit that will take place on Thursday, tweeting that a news conference on the census and citizenship would follow in the Rose Garden.  Needless to say, many of the major media players seemed uncomfortable with the idea (more on that below), but that likely only fueled Trump’s fire:

(Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

“The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today,” he wrote. “Would I have become President without Social Media? Yes (probably)!”

In a follow-up tweet, Trump mentioned the “Fake News Media” and slammed “certain companies” for their  “dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression.”

The mainstream news organizations are “not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media,” the president added, predicting they will “go out of business” after he leaves office in six years, “or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding).”

Those media outlets will end up endorsing him, Trump added, over Democratic challengers like former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The White House announced the summit last month following the president’s accusations against Facebook, Google and Twitter for anti-conservative bias.

“This event will bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

While the president has repeatedly called out the tech giants, Twitter and Facebook were reportedly not invited to the summit. Trump met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey earlier this year and “discussed political fairness.”

A list of attendees was not provided by the White House, or an agenda of what will be discussed, but that didn’t stop the left from trying to sound the alarm.

Liberals were quick to bash the meeting that would include “right-wing media personalities and people from conservative think tanks,” according to CNN.

Announcing in a headline that Trump had invited “right-wing extremists to White House,” CNN’s Oliver Darcy and Jake Tapper declared that “the White House has requested the presence of far-right internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation.”

Some of those on the summit’s unreleased guest list too to Twitter to comment on their participation.

And while the left is up in arms slamming the planned event, Trump supporters looked forward to the summit and applauded the president’s early morning tweeting.

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