Trump Tower was buzzing with excitement on Wednesday afternoon as Silicon Valley giant after giant made their way through the golden lobby to meet with the president-elect.
As he sat at a table surrounded by tech elites like Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Tesla’s Elon Musk, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, and of course, his children and Mike Pence, Trump said, “I’m here to help you folks do well, and you’re doing well right now.” He added that Peter Thiel, the guy who brought down Gawker and is now operating as a presidential adviser, helped make the invite list for the meeting.Â
“I’m very honored by ‘the bounce’ â they’re all talking about ‘the bounce’ and I know everybody in this room has to like me a little bit,” he awkwardly quipped. It’s unclear what Trump meant by the “bounce” and who “they” are, but, alas, we’re living in Trump’s reality now.Â
“Perhaps even more importantly we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. There’s nobody like you in the world. There’s nobody like the people in this room,” he said.
Before the Fox News footage comes to a close, Trump can be heard telling his acquaintances, “You’ll call my people, you’ll call me. It doesn’t make any difference, we have no formal chain of command around here.” How reassuring.
NowThis Politics also live-streamed footage from inside the meeting, capturing representatives from Apple, Tesla, Amazon, Microsoft and more giving some ice-breaker-like introductions.
What a table.