On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump hosted top tech leaders at Trump tower to discuss his administration’s commitment to working with leaders in the industry during his presidency.

But though this seemed like a quasi-presidential thing to do, a petty action by Trump reminds us all that our White House is soon to be ruled by a thin-skinned demagogue.

Though representatives from the world’s largest social media platforms were in attendance, Twitter was noticeably absent. Considering how often Trump uses Twitter for his ill-advised and security-compromising rants at 3 a.m., this comes as a surprise.

But as it turns out, an executive for Twitter was barred from the event because the platform had once refused to make a “Crooked Hillary” emoji at the request of the Trump campaign.

Seriously? Seriously.

Apparently, this feud was the result of intervention from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who prevented a $5 million deal going through which would have created an emoji which showed bags of money being stolen in replacement for the hashtag #CrookedHillary.

According to the Trump campaign, Dorsey was using his platform in order to set a political agenda – despite the fact that Trump benefits from the platform than anyone else probably ever.

But giving him a vocal platform to shout his insane ramblings is apparently not enough to earn a seat at the table. Methinks Dorsey and Twitter did not lose out by not kissing Trump’s ring alongside the rest of the tech royalty.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com