Let’s face it, Donald Trump is not a likable guy, and the reasons are almost too many to list in a single article. But in a blistering tweet, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo brilliantly sums up what meeting with Trump feels like.
“If you don’t get invited to this meeting and want to know what it was like, just drink a bottle of gin and then waterboard yourself,” Costolo tweeted on Friday night.
If you don't get invited to this meeting and want to know what it was like, just drink a bottle of gin and then waterboard yourself. https://t.co/secLdw2Xjp
— dick costolo (@dickc) June 10, 2017
As noted by BuzzFeed, Costolo was referencing news that Trump will hold a meeting later this month with Silicon Valley venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from emerging tech companies.
High Tech industry leaders have had a complicated and sometimes tense relationship with Trump since his election in November. Trump met with several CEOs, including Tesla’s Elon Musk and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt and Larry Page in December, aiming to ease their concerns over the administration’s push to crack down on H1-B visas.
While Trump attempts establishing better digital services for the federal government, some Silicon Valley leaders have spurned him over his draconian policies. In February, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from an advisory council due to pressure from outside groups and Uber employees.
Most recently, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced he would leave several White House advisory councils after Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.