'DNC Could've Used You': Trump Jokes About Email Hack to Cyber Exec
President Trump elicited a few laughs at the White House as he met with technology and cybersecurity executives Monday.
CEO Tom Leighton, who heads internet firm Akamai, touted the fact that his company protects many government websites from attackers, including WhiteHouse.gov.
The president then interjected, quipping that "the DNC could have used you."
Akamai CEO: "Our company protects government websites from attackers."
Trump: "The DNC could have used you..."
— Alex (@SoCal4Trump) June 20, 2017
Trump, seated alongside Apple's Tim Cook, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Amazon's Jeff Bezos, held a four-hour-long technology summit bringing together Silicon Valley titans.
The president was referring to last summer's hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails. U.S. intelligence agencies blamed the theft on Russian hackers who turned the emails over to WikiLeaks.
Earlier in the day, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner made his first public remarks since joining the White House as a senior adviser.
"We have challenged ourselves to pursue change that will provide utilities to Americans far beyond our tenure here," Kushner said during his speech. "Together we have set ambitious goals and empowered interagency teams to tackle our objectives."
Bezos said it's "impossible to overstate the importance" of the United States advancing in machine-learning and artificial intelligence.
A common theme was the aging technological infrastructure used in the U.S. government, including the Defense Department continuing to store some data on 8-inch floppy disks.
Watch the report from Kristin Fisher above.