“I ‘should have’ banned Facebook, but Zuckerberg ‘kept calling me””
Do you remember that ‘used-to-be’ friend of yours that you had regrets about befriending? Turns out, former US President Donald Trump had the same experience, surprisingly, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here’s the meaning behind their so-called ‘hidden friendship’ during his term and how it happened.
Trump reveals Zuckerberg ‘used to invite for dinner’
Save America, a website created by the joint fundraising committee of Save America and Make America Great Again PAC promoting former President Trump had recently posted a statement from ex-POTUS saying that Facebook CEO Zuckerberg used to invite him for dinner.
This invitation was given to Trump at the time when the government was planning to proposed a ban against the social media giants like Facebook and Twitter. The statement was brought out after Nigeria released a decision to ban Twitter.
The ex-president explains he was also able to do the same thing against the said social media platforms but Zuckerberg reportedly always insisted to talk to him and ‘have dinner’ at the White House. The CEO’s invitation, turned out, to be a major regret for Trump.
Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?
Trump also said other countries should follow Nigeria on banning social media platforms. He believes these applications only control their people, in determining which are ‘good or evil.’
As he revealed the suggested ‘hidden relationship’ between him and Zuckerberg, he also teased that will possibly run for the presidency again in the year 2024. So far, Trump and other Republican supporters have not yet released a reaction to Trump’s subtle announcement on the website.
Facebook to still ban Trump
Before Trump revealed his hidden card against Zuckerberg, Facebook announces its determination to still ban the former President on the platform. As reported via The Independent, the tycoon will still be banned on the platform until January 7, 2023. Once the date comes, Facebook says they will study his account again and decide whether to fully give him his access back or not. The social media giant will only do this once Trump proves there is no more “risk to public safety has receded” due to his account.
After this statement, Trump immediately answered back against Facebook saying “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife,”adding the statement, “It will be all business!”
While the former President continues to become irate against Facebook, other people on platforms continued to criticize Facebook for not giving Trump, a permanent ban on the platform.