When Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Washington last month to discuss his controversial cryptocurrency with lawmakers, he had another meeting that wasn’t publicly known: a dinner with Donald Trump at the White House. As NBC News reported Wednesday, Zuckerberg and Trump-supporting Facebook board member Peter Thiel attended a previously undisclosed meeting with the president and Melania Trump, though it isn’t clear what the group discussed. “As is normal for a CEO of a major U.S. company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the President and First Lady at the White House,” a Facebook spokesperson told the outlet in a statement.
It was the second time Zuckerberg had met with Trump this fall, and makes for queasy optics for his company. Zuckerberg has faced intense bipartisan criticism, with Trump and his allies accusing Facebook of bias against conservatives, and Democrats outraged over Facebook’s role in 2016 election interference, its handling of political ads, and the unchecked power the co-founder has amassed.
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