Tuesday 25 July 2017

Zuckerberg for president? You can't dine out on that

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg definitely won't be running for president in 2020, an Ohio family who hosted him for dinner has said (AP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg definitely won't be running for president in 2020, an Ohio family who hosted him for dinner has said (AP)

An Ohio family that hosted Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg for dinner has said he made it clear he was not planning to run for US president in 2020.

Mr Zuckerberg dined at the Moore family home in Newton Falls on Friday during his mission to visit all 50 states.

His trips have fuelled speculation about his political aspirations, on social media and the Today show.

The Moore family members are Democrats who voted for Republican Donald Trump for president.

They say they talked to Mr Zuckerberg about the decline of manufacturing and other challenges facing their town.

Mr Zuckerberg told Buzzfeed in January he was not planning to run for president when he announced his trip.

A representative says his intention was to learn about the different US communities that use Facebook.

Mr Zuckerberg visited a Wisconsin farm on Sunday and posted photos of himself driving a tractor.

AP

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