Speaking at the Code Commerce conference in California, Dorsey was asked if he felt responsible for Trump’s election, reports the Guardian. Dorsey replied “America is responsible for Donald Trump being president,” but then conceded Trump excelled at Twitter use more than any other candidate:
“He’s [Trump] known how to use it for quite some time. I think it’s an important time for the company and service. And having the president-elect on our service, using it as a direct line of communication, allows everyone to see what’s on his mind in the moment. I think that’s interesting. I think it’s fascinating. I haven’t seen that before.
We’re definitely entering a new world where everything is on the surface and we can all see it in real time and we can have conversations about it. Where does that go? I’m not really sure. But it’s definitely been fascinating to learn from.”
When asked how he felt about Trump’s use of the service, Dorsey said:
“Complicated. I feel very proud of the role of the service and what it stands for and everything that we’ve done, and that continues to accelerate every single day. Especially as it’s had such a spotlight on it through his usage and through the election.”