President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday welcomed top members of the technology community to Trump Tower to discuss the presidential transition and his priorities in the new administration.
Many of the attendees had been supporters of Democratic candidates in the 2016 election and have been involved with President Barack Obama's technology initiatives throughout the years.
The invite list included Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google parent company Alphabet’s Larry Page, Tesla's Elon Musk, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Intel’s Brian Krzanich, and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, according to Fox News.
Trump reportedly told attendees that he hopes to help them "do well" and added that he planned to make it easier to "trade across borders."
He also offered them easy access to his aides and even himself when he takes office.
Trump to tech leaders: "You'll call my people, you'll call me—it doesn't make any difference—we have no formal chain of command around here" pic.twitter.com/F4jBKA38zU
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) December 14, 2016
"We want you to keep going with the incredible innovations," Trump said, according to Fox. "There's nobody like you in the world."
Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus, and entrepreneur Peter Thiel set up the meeting.
Technology company Twitter was cut out of the meeting for refusing allow an emoji version of the hashtag #CrookedHillary during the 2016 campaign, Politico reported.