Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said it's "really important" that President Trump can use Twitter to conduct his conversations in the open rather than "behind closed doors."

In a clip released by NBC on Thursday, Dorsey was asked by "Sunday TODAY" host Willie Geist to respond to progressives and Democrats who complain that Twitter is giving Trump a platform to speak his mind.

"I believe it's really important to hear directly from our leadership. And I believe it's really important to hold them accountable," Dorsey replied.

Another valuable aspect of Twitter, Dorsey said, is giving Trump a platform to create discourse in a public rather than private setting.

"I believe it's really important to have these conversations out in the open rather than behind closed doors," Dorsey said. "If we're all to suddenly take these platforms away, where does it go? What happens? It goes in the dark. And I just don't think that's good for anyone."

Dorsey's take on Trump's tweets seems to have shifted somewhat from back in December, when he said he had "complicated" feelings about it.

Trump now has two official accounts on Twitter, his original @realDonaldTrump (with 29.1 million followers) and his presidential account @POTUS (17.2 million followers). It's on the former account that Trump as president, as he did as a candidate, tweets thoughts that can seem a bit off the cuff and are sometimes the root of the latest political controversy.

In March, for example, Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

The full NBC interview with Dorsey will air on Sunday.