Mark Zuckerberg signed up with President Donald Trump for a formerly concealed supper at the White House in October, when the Facebook CEO remained in Washington toabout the Libra cryptocurrency and over the social media’s choice . Facebook verified that the conference happened.
“As is normal for a CEO of a major US company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the President and First Lady at the White House,” a business representative stated in an emailed declaration.
Facebook board member Peter Thiel — among Trump’sin the tech market — was at the supper also, according to NBC News, which previously reported on it. The Facebook representative decreased to verify Thiel’s existence at the conference.
What they actually talked about and the reason why the dinner wasn’t mentioned before now remains unclear. Zuckerberg also had a “good, constructive” meeting with Trump, in the wake of the president accusing social media sites of .
The president joined, Apple’s Tim Cook, to tour a Mac Pro production facility in Texas on Wednesday.
The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 3:17 a.m. PT.
Updated at 3:41 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Updated at 4:32 a.m. PT: Notes that Facebook didn’t confirm that Thiel was at the meeting.