Some elements of this story were previously reported by Benzinga and it has been updated.
When former President Donald Trump held a rally last year in September in Pennsylvania, he shared a head-turning anecdote about a fellow billionaire.
During his two-hour speech, he touched on various topics, including Facebook and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Trump said that the Meta CEO joined him for dinner at the White House "last week," although the former president hasn't been in the White House in January 2021.
"Last week, the weirdo — he's a weirdo — Mark Zuckerberg came to the White House, kissed my ass all night," Trump said during the speech.
Talking about his alleged conversation and mocking him further, Trump added, "'Sir, I'd love to have dinner, Sir. I'd love to have dinner. I'd love to bring my lovely wife.' All right, Mark, come on in. 'Sir, you're number one on Facebook. I'd like to congratulate you.' Thank you very much, Mark. I appreciate it."
In 2021, Trump made similar comments about Zuckerberg following his suspension from Facebook. He said the executive "used to come to the White House to kiss [his] ass" and called Zuckerberg "sick" for deplatforming him.
Trump was in Pennsylvania to support senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano though he spent limited time promoting the candidates.
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