Over the last year and a half, Donald Trump has used social media to target his political opponents and connect with his supporters. Following his executive order banning Muslim refugees from entering the United States, Twitter and the company's CEO decided to turn the tables on the commander in chief.

Twitter on Trump

Ever since the early days of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has made it clear that he is not a fan of the mainstream media. Often labeling members of press as "terrible" and "dishonest," the billionaire real estate bashed journalists and used Twitter as his number one source of communication.

Though Trump has only been in the White House for a week, he has made some major changes, including signing the aforementioned "Muslim ban" executive order. As reported by The Hill on January 28, the CEO of Twitter has decided to give his thoughts on Trump and his plan to ban Muslim refugees from the United States.

"The Executive Order's humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted out on Saturday, while adding, "We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the U.S." In a follow-up message on Twitter, Dorsey noted, "11% of Syrian immigrants to the U.S.

are business owners, more than triple that of U.S.-born business owners."

In addition to Jack Dorsey's comments, Twitter's offical feed also made sure to clarify where the company stands on Donald Trump's executive order.

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"Twitter is built by immigrants of all religions. We stand for and with them, always," the tweet read. Twitter's comments come just one day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a statement on social media blasting Trump over the Muslim ban.

Growing backlash

After multiple detainees were taken at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday, the American Civil Liberties Council was contacted, and a lawsuit was filed against the Donald Trump administration. Following protests taking place at the airport later that night, a federal judge issued a temporary stay, blocking the executive order from continuing, at least for the time being.