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Apple CEO Tim Cook, right, and PayPal founder Peter Thiel, center, listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump promised tech's elite to 'do anything we can do' to help the industry


President-elect Trump called a meeting on Wednesday with the technology industry elite, promising the leaders to do "anything we can do" to help the industry, reports USA Today

Among those present were Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. 

Trump began the meeting by praising those in attendance, reminding them, "I want to add that I’m here to help you folks do well."

Trump also discussed repatriating foreign profits, building infrastructure, improving education, and reforming taxes. 

He also promised open lines of communication between himself and the most powerful players in technology today. 

"[The Trump administration is] going to be here for you. You’ll call my people, you’ll call me. We have no formal chain of command around here," said the president-elect.  

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dorsey said Nov. 22, 2016, that the social media platform accidentally suspended his own account. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Notably absent was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. 

Dorsey was potentially absent due to a decision made earlier this year. 

Many on social media also noted that the Trump children sat in on the meeting. 

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