Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was on the receiving end of a not-so-subtle own today following an April 23 Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump. It seems that Biz Stone, one of the company’s original co-founders, doesn’t think too highly of the CEO’s justification for meeting with the President. And so, Stone did what many frustrated Twitter users do: he used the platform to make his displeasure known.
“I’ve got a meeting today that could result in division,” wrote Stone. “I’m letting you know so you don’t hear it from someone else first. I’m volunteering at a grade school math center. I’m hoping both parties will learn from the exchange.”
I’ve got a meeting today that could result in division. I’m letting you know so you don’t hear it from someone else first.
I’m volunteering at a grade school math center. I’m hoping both parties will learn from the exchange.
Stone’s condescending tweet was in reference to a Twitter staff email, , in which Dorsey acknowledged that his meeting with Trump will not be universally well received within the company.
“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,” he reportedly wrote. “In the end, I believe it’s important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas.”
The meeting, according to a Twitter spokesperson, was ostensibly about the upcoming presidential election and the country’s opioid crisis.
“Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation,” wrote the spokesperson via email. “They discussed Twitter’s commitment to protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections and efforts underway to respond to the opioid crisis.”
Notably, the statement did not include an explanation as to why the parents are fighting in public.