Warren feels backlash when she goes off on ‘secret dinner’ between Trump and Mark Zuckerberg

Senator Elizabeth Warren ignited social media backlash over her hypocrisy following another shot at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The Massachusetts Democrat did not approve of Zuckerberg’s reported dinner with President Trump last month and took to Twitter to call out the “corruption” on Thursday.

(Image: NBC News screenshot)

“Amid antitrust scrutiny, Facebook is going on a charm offensive with Republican lawmakers,” the 2020 Democratic presidential contender tweeted.

“And now, Mark Zuckerberg and one of Facebook’s board members—a major Trump donor—had a secret dinner with Trump,” she added, linking to an NBC News story about the “previously undisclosed dinner.”

“This is corruption, plain and simple,” Warren concluded.

Zuckerberg and Facebook board member Peter Thiel were Trump’s dinner guests at the White House in October, around the time the social media chief testified before Congress about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, according to NBC News.

Although no comment was made from the White House about the dinner, and NBC News noted that it was “unclear why the meeting was not made public,” Facebook responded to a request for comment.

“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 spokesperson for Facebook told NBC News in an emailed statement.

Warren previously accused Facebook of “illegal anti-competitive practices,” an abuse of privacy, and failing to protect democracy in a tweet following the release of audio of Zuckerberg saying they would sue the U.S. government if she became president.

“I mean, if she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge,” the 35-year-old billionaire had said. “It’s like, we care about our country, and want to work with our government and do good things. But look, at the end of the day, if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and fight.”

Warren has declared that she is “not afraid” of taking on “Big Tech” companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, and a section of her campaign website outlines her plan to break up what she sees as monopolies.

Zuckerberg had met with Trump in the Oval Office during a visit to the capital in September as well.

Warren has made no secret of her disdain for America’s rich and powerful, and her socialistic economic policy proposals are reportedly giving Wall Street donors some concern, which is playing out in their reluctance to donate to Democratic Senate candidates.

The 2020 hopeful came under fire last month for running an ad – on Facebook – with false news about how the platform endorsed Trump for president.

Following Thursday’s report about Zuckerberg meeting with Trump, Warren vowed she “won’t cozy up to Facebook when I’m president,” slamming the company for being “allowed to consolidate economic and political power without any real accountability.”

Social media users on Twitter wasted no time calling out Warren for her double standard.


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