Trump Tells Cyber Exec: ‘DNC Could’ve Used You’

There’s certainly no love lost between President Trump and the Democratic National Committee.

Trump met with technology and cybersecurity executives at the White House on Monday, and he cracked a quick-witted joke at the expense of the DNC:

CEO Tom Leighton, who heads internet firm Akamai, touted the fact that his company protects many government websites from attackers, including

The president then interjected, quipping that “the DNC could have used you.”

Well, he’s not wrong.

Some of the technology big-wigs who attended the four-hour summit included Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Earlier in the day, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner made his first public remarks since joining the administration, vowing to modernize and streamline the government’s technological infrastructure:

“We will unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before,” Kushner said, explaining that they aim to find innovative ways to streamline government services, trim regulations and cut federal costs.

“By modernizing these systems we will meaningfully improve the lives of tens of millions of Americans,” Kushner said.

Kushner’s not wrong, either; unbelievably, the Defense Department still stores some data on 8-inch floppy disks.

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