Twitter co-founder says he's sorry if the platform helped Trump become president

President Trump has suggested in the past, if it weren't for Twitter, he might not have won the presidency.

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Twitter co-founder Evan Williams reflected on that assertion during a recent interview with the New York Times.

After thinking about the claim for a bit, Williams said, "It's a very bad thing, Twitter's role in that...If it's true that he wouldn't be president if it weren't for Twitter, then yeah, I'm sorry."

Click through some of Trump's most controversial tweets here:

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I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany
I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day!
Just made the point at #NCGOPcon that "we have to protect our border & I think everyone here knows, nobody can build a wall like Trump!"
My twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth.
China's Communist Party has now publicly praised Obama's reelection. They have never had it so good. Will own America soon.
While Jon Stewart is a joke, not very bright and totally overrated, some losers and haters will miss him & his dumb clown humor. Too bad!
Why is Obama playing basketball today? That is why our country is in trouble!
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.
Remember, I said Derek don't sell your Trump World Tower apartment...its been lucky for you. The day after he sold it, he broke his foot.
I never fall for scams. I am the only person who immediately walked out of my ‘Ali G’ interview
.@cher--I don’t wear a “rug”—it’s mine. And I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn’t work.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
.@katyperry is no bargain but I don't like John Mayer--he dates and tells--be careful Katy (just watch!).
.@BetteMidler talks about my hair but I'm not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body --- so I won't. Is this a double standard?
It's Thursday. How much money did Barack Obama waste today on crony green energy projects?
Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE!
Hey @realDonaldTrump - In case you're looking for that tweet you deleted .. I got it right here. http://t.co/a6F98q5xGU
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
Everyone knows I am right that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. In a couple of years, he will thank me. Be smart, Robert.
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault
How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived
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Trump, whose Twitter account is followed by about 30 million users, told Fox News in March, "...let me tell you about tweeting...I think that maybe I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Twitter, because I get such a fake press, such a dishonest press...I'm not including Fox, because I think Fox has been fair to me, but if you look at CNN and if you look at these other networks...you take a look at what's going on. I call it the fake press, the fake media."

In addition to expressing his personal thoughts on the platform, Trump has used Twitter to communicate his administration's position on various policies.

While the social network may have helped Trump during his campaign, some are suggesting that he should refrain from tweeting now.

Among them is former Florida governor Jeb Bush who spoke during a conference in Las Vegas on Friday.

While Bush acknowledged that Twitter provides the president a mechanism to directly reach the American people without a filter, he added, in part, "When [Trump] tweets he also gives our enemies all sorts of nuances and insights. These things matter. There are lots of reasons that you don't want to send out signals to our adversaries."

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