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US President-elect Donald Trump Congratulated by Republicans who ‘Rejected’ him previously

The president-elect has spoken with his three former rivals for the GOP nomination -- Ohio Governor John Kasich, Carly Fiorina and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

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Washington, Nov 14, 2016: US President-elect Donald Trump has received congratulatory phone calls from leading Republicans who had previously withheld support or denounced the business mogul’s run for the country’s highest office.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday the president-elect has spoken with his three former rivals for the GOP nomination — Ohio Governor John Kasich, Carly Fiorina and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, ABC News reported.

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Trump said he also spoke to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee for president, as well as former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush.

Jeb Bush had been one of Trump’s most fervent critics but Conway said that in the phone call, Bush “was incredibly gracious, congratulating Trump and his victory and wishing him well as president”.

Trump has spent his weekend in Trump Tower in New York City preparing to make some of his most critical staffing decisions as president-elect. (IANS)

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Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump Discuss ‘The Health of Public Conversation’

Dorsey recently met various world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss “the health of the public conversation” on the micro-blogging platform.

The 30-minute, closed-door meeting on Tuesday came after an invitation from the White House, reports Motherboard, citing an internal email by Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety.

“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!” Trump tweeted later.

In 2016 when President Trump held a meeting with various tech leaders, the Twitter CEO was not invited.

Twitter has been criticized by the Republicans for censoring conversative speech, which the platform has denied.

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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, April 10, 2019. VOA

The micro-blogging platform has also been snubbed by people for allowing Trump to violate its policies by his controversial tweets.

“Some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all,” Dorsey wrote in the email.

“As you know, I believe that conversation, not silence, bridges gaps and drives towards solutions,” he added.

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Dorsey recently met various world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Twitter on Tuesday said its revenue jumped 18 per cent to $787 million in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 2018, while its monthly active users went down to 330 million, a year-on-year drop of six million. (IANS)