Mark Zuckerberg Talks About His Dinner With Trump


>>Mark Zuckerberg had an interview with Gayle
King, and he addressed the fact that he had a private dinner with Donald Trump. Let’s take a look.>>Sure. I mean, we talked about a number of things
that were on his mind, and some of the topics that you would read about in the news around
our work.>>People would say the optics weren’t good. Did he try to lobby you in any way?>>No, I mean I don’t think that that’s, I
think some of the stuff that people talk about I think it’s discussing and these discussions
are not really how that works. I also wanna respect that it was a private
dinner discussion.>>He seems like he was really telling the
truth there.>>Yeah, that was not a good answer.>>How is he this bad at corporate stuff? Like he’s this is supposed to be a kind of
a fluff piece, I mean Gayle King asked some good questions, not very forcefully. But I like watching succession they have all
of those erudite kind of ridiculous corporate interviews or whatever to make propaganda
stuff to make people look good, and he can’t even do that?>>Yeah, and they should have known that the
Trump question was coming, that’s super obvious, and it didn’t look like he was prepared for
that question. Yeah, is not a good beginning to any answer,
let alone twice.>>Why would Trump want to have dinner with
him? Because he’s such a charismatic interesting
person to have a conversation with?>>So, which then goes to the more important
point, the substant point which is come on, who are you kidding? Of course Trump lobbied you, of course it
was meant to pressure you to favor Republicans, and the part that’s even worse is of course
it worked.>>Mm-hm.>>And so trump is lying all his ads which
is what Facebook’s policy is. Now as Zuckerberg has had dinner with every
imaginable conservative in the country, ranging from Ben Shapiro to Donald Trump, he has had
dinner with, as far as we know, zero progressives. His entire board is Republicans. Every consultant he hired in Washington, DC
is Republicans. The fact-checkers are Republicans, they also
then write negative articles about the Democratic candidates, like Elizabeth Warren. And we are supposed to believe that somehow
you’re being balanced? Cuz if you are you got a funny way of showing
it. I’d be super open to and really interested
in their evidence that they value and respect and also promote progresses, but I haven’t
seen it yet.>>I wanna go to a Warren quote about this
dinner. She said, amid anti-trust scrutiny, Facebook
is going on a charm offensive with Republican lawmakers, to your point, Cenk. And now Mark Zuckerberg and one of Facebook’s
board members, a major Trump donor, had a secret dinner with Trump. This is corruption, plain and simple. This is how our politics work.>>Yeah, and Democrats, all those years of
taking that big tech money and cozying up to this industry, how’s this working out for
you? When you played by this corrupt game and you
did what Elizabeth Warren said there, doesn’t seem to be helping very much. Because now Zuckerberg is helping further
the GOP conservative agenda by disseminating Republican propaganda at will and taking their
ad money and meeting with Trump.>>And, guys, I don’t think that the owner
of Facebook having dinner with the President is by itself a problem. But covering it up is a problem. Why wouldn’t you just say yeah, dinner with
the President. The President want to have dinner, I had dinner
with him. By the way, Bernie Sanders wants to have dinner,
I had dinner with him. Because the second part it’s not really true,
is it? You wouldn’t reach out to Bernie Sanders,
you wouldn’t reach out to Elizabeth Warren, but you did reach out to Trump. And obviously what you talked about was something
you guys wanted to keep secret really, really badly. So this none of this is playing well at all. I don’t know, at some point, I suppose Facebook’s
gonna say yeah, we don’t despise the left, but they haven’t said it yet. And they’re actually certainly haven’t said
it, so I don’t know when they’re gonna say it or if they’re ever gonna say it. Or if at some point they’re just gonna say
yeah, the entire company is Republican, so it is what it is inside there for everyone
who isn’t Republican.

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