Trump Praises Social Media Creators at Summit: "The Crap You Think Of Is Unbelievable"

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President Trump held a Social Media Summit at the White House on Thursday and praised content creators across platforms such as Twitter and YouTube for the "crap" that they come up with.

"Some of you are extraordinary. Can't say everybody," Trump said. "No, but some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable. Unbelievable."





PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: So this is a historic day. Never before have so many online journalist and influencers and that is exactly what you are, you are journalists and you are influencers come together in this building to discuss the future of social media.

Each of you is fulfilling a vital role in our nation. You are challenging the media gatekeepers in the corporate sensors to bring the facts straight to the American people and that is what you are doing. You were going right to the people possibly we wouldn't be here right now. I asked somebody what do you think I would do without social media? Would I be here because I said I think so but they weren't so sure.

(LAUGHTER)

I have to say that you know that. I'm not sure I believe that but I have to say it.

But you communicate directly with our citizens without having to go through the fake news filter, very simple. Together you reach more people than any television, broadcast network by far, not even close. We are delighted to be joined at the summit by someone you know very well, our senior advisor for digital strategy and somebody that has been working for me for a long time, for many years, Dan Scavino. Where is Dan?

(APPLAUSE)

Stand up. So long before we were even doing this he was at a club, running a club and other businesses and he was okay at doing it, not the greatest. I wouldn't say the greatest but you know what he was great at, he was always looking at his computer screen. I said that guy's incredible so right at the beginning I said that the man and there's nobody better at that and I think Hillary had 28 people and I had Dan.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

Right?

(APPLAUSE)

I had my Dan and he works at about 28 hours a day and he works very hard. He doesn't work. I mean he loves it. He loves it. And his imagination and really working with all of you and many of you will come up with ideas and you will come up with ideas and he will run into my office and so you got to see this. And a lot of times I will go out I will spend a lot of money on a concept. I will say here's a concept come up with this and we will hire these companies and they want a lot of money and they come back, just happened the other day, right? I said that's terrible; these guys have no talent. The people that have a talent are the people that we deal with and it's true and some of you are extraordinary. Can't say everybody.

(LAUGHTER)

No, but some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

Unbelievable. So I'm going to go back to the basics of Washington. I'm going to introduce some of my secretaries.

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