Trump: No More Dinners for Zuckerberg 'Next Time I’m in the White House'
Trump's remarks causes speculation
Donald Trump warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg he would not host anymore dinners when he's "back in the White House" following news he was suspended from the platform for two years.
Trump wrote in a statement:
“Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife."
“It will be all business!”
Trump's remarks caused speculation whether he planned to run again in 2024, or perhaps like My Pillow CEO had previously claimed if he's back in the White House this year.
"Donald Trump will be back in office in August," Lindell declared during Steve Bannon's 'War Room' show.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman also claimed Trump was telling those close to him he will be reinstated by August.
“Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will be reinstated by August,” adding “(no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information)."
Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information). https://t.co/kaXSXKnpF0— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021
Facebook announced a new series of rules to govern public officials on their platform and warned Trump posed a “serious risk to public safety.”
The statement from Facebook read:
“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols."
In October 2019, Trump hosted Zuckerberg for dinner at the White House and also met with the Facebook founder at the Oval Office in September 2019.
Trump's meetings with big tech executives came as many conservatives vented frustration that he should take more action for censoring, shadow banning, and de-platforming right-leaning voices.
Trump made it clear he no longer has any interest in working with major big tech CEOs.
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” he wrote.
“They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”