Trump Tells Tech Leaders, 'No Formal Chain of Command Around Here'

The CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Alphabet and Oracle are meeting with Trump.

— -- Donald Trump met today with some of the biggest names in the tech industry, touting them as an "amazing group of people" and appearing to institute an open-door policy, saying there is "no formal chain of command around here."

"We'll be there for you, and you'll call my people, you'll call me — it doesn't make any difference. We have no formal chain of command around here," Trump said.

"We're gonna do fair trade deals and make it a lot easier for you to trade across borders," Donald Trump added.

Sandberg said she was "excited to talk about jobs," and Bezos said he was "superexcited about the possibilities to come of innovation in the administration."

The tech world and Trump have had a frayed relationship. Many Silicon Valley heavyweights publicly backed Clinton for president, with some notable exceptions, such as Thiel, who vocally supported Trump.

Trump has demonstrated a willingness to challenge the industry at times.

For example, in February, he bashed Apple for not cooperating with the investigators of the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack.

"To think that Apple won't allow us to get into her cellphone — who do they think they are?” Trump said in an interview on Fox News. “No, we have to open it up.” At a campaign event in South Carolina on Feb. 19, he called for a boycott of Apple.

Last December, Trump unleashed tweets against Amazon and The Washington Post, which Bezos owns.

ABC News' Ryan Struyk contributed to this report.

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