Trump rails against 'censorship' of conservatives at social media summit - then labels Democrats 'Communists' and White House cuts live feed to take questions about 'transparency' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump rails against 'censorship' of conservatives at social media summit - then labels Democrats 'Communists' and White House cuts live feed to take questions about 'transparency'

Donald Trump railed against social media in a freewheeling speech at a summit of conservative figures at the White House Thursday, accusing Silicon Valley giants of suppressing right-of-center views.

Ironically, Twitter went out worldwide on Thursday as attendees gathered for the social media summit in the White House East Room - but came back up before remarks in which he accused the tech brand of making it intentionally difficult for people to follow him.

The summit was billed as an attempt to promote transparency and fairness. White House reporters were thrown out and the live stream cut when Trump started to take questions.

In a free-wheeling speech akin to his performances at campaign rallies, Trump praised conservative social media figures for 'the c**p you come up with,' got applause for calling the mainstream media 'fake news,' and bemoaned his own apparent difficulties with Twitter.

He invited bloggers Diamond and Silk up on stage to speak, hailed the work of Project Veritas director James O'Keefe who has caught Google executives on undercover camera appearing to confirm claims of anti-conservative bias - something disputed by Google - and was starting to take a question from a former adviser turned broadcaster Sebastian Gorka when the livestream was cut.

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