Trump rips 'criminal' Zuckerberg over $400M he donated to 2020 causes

Trump lambasts ‘criminalMark Zuckerberg over $400 million he donated to help local election offices

  • The former president sent out a statement bashing a number of his current or formal rivals, including Zuckerberg, Comey and Hillary Clinton
  • Zuckerberg and his wife donated more than $400 million to election causes
  • Trump repeated his accusation in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal
  • 唐纳德·特朗普 被告 脸书 founder and CEO 马克·扎克伯格 of being a ‘criminalin a scathing statement lashing out against his $400 million donation toward local election offices in the November 2020 race.

    The former president was fuming over charges levied against 内布拉斯加 共和党代表. Jeff Fortenberry over illegal campaign contributions, which he called a double standard with how othersthe tech billionaire, 例如 – are treated.

    ‘Mark Zuckerberg, in my opinion a criminal, is allowed to spend $500 million and therefore able to change the course of a Presidential Election,’ 特朗普说.

    He spent the rest of the emailed statement listing off current and past rivals who he claimed also ‘hurt’ 美国.

    ‘Comey lied, Schiff lied, Crooked Hillary lied, McCabe lied, the two lovers, Peter and Lisa, lied. They all lied having to do with Russia, 俄国, 俄国, because they knew it was a SCAM, and they all lied having to do with Ukraine, 乌克兰, 乌克兰, because they knew it was a SCAM—and they made up fairy tales about me knowing how badly it would hurt the U.S.A.—and nothing happens to them. Is there no justice in our Country?’ Trump concluded.

    扎克伯格, 37, and his wife Priscilla Chan, 36, donated $419.5 million to The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and The Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), which was reportedly given with specific conditions.

    Trump lashed out at Mark Zuckerberg multiple times this month over the $400 million donation he and his wife made to election groups

    Trump lashed out at Mark Zuckerberg multiple times this month over the $400 million donation he and his wife made to election groups

    Trump lambasted several of his perceived enemies in the scathing statement last week

    Trump lambasted several of his perceived enemies in the scathing statement last week

    Using the donations, both CTCL and CEIR sent funds to local governments to implement administrative practices, voting methods, data-sharing agreements, and outreach programs for the 2020 选举, according to the report published in the Federalist on Tuesday.

    Analysis shows Biden-winning counties were three times more likely to get funding from the organizations than Trump ones.

    The cash was also spent on pandemic protective equipment like masks and gloves, as well as equipment to process ballots, the Associated Press reported.

    There’s no evidence Zuckerberg did anything wrong or that his donation ran afoul of campaign or other laws.

    But that didn’t stop Trump from parroting his allegations again on Wednesday, in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal.

    There's no evidence Zuckerberg did anything wrong or that his donation ran afoul of campaign or other laws

    There’s no evidence Zuckerberg did anything wrong or that his donation ran afoul of campaign or other laws

    In the piece Trump accused Zuckerberg of spending more than $17 million ‘to interfere in the Pennsylvania election.

    A spokesperson for the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative told 内幕 that more Republican-dominated counties had in fact requested the funding than Democrat.

    几乎 2,500 election jurisdictions from 49 states applied for and received funds, including urban, 郊区的, 乡村的, and exurban countiesand more Republican than Democratic jurisdictions applied for and received the funds,’ 他们说.

    The same day Trump sent out his initial statement early last week, he panned Zuckerberg to Bill O’Reilly in an interview on The First TV.

    ‘What he did, 在我看来, was illegal,’ Trump told O’Reilly.

    ‘He’s going to get away with it,’ O’Reilly said, according to the New York Post.

    Trump replied: '好, you don’t know if he’s going to get away with it. OK.

    He’s not the only Republican to have piled onto Zuckerberg over the multi-million donation.

    North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop accused the tech billionaire of putting ‘his thumb on the scaleto give Democrats an edge in last year’s races.

    ‘Our elections are not for sale, but Mark Zuckerberg apparently believes otherwise as he did all he could to put a thumb on the scale for Democrats in 2020,Bishop told DailyMail.com.

    ‘It’s clear that no one meddled more in the last election than Zuckerberg and the Big Tech elites.

    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul ripped Zuckerberg for trying to ‘purchase’ 威斯康星州, a critical battleground state that was reportedly targeted by one of the Zuckerberg-funded groups, for Biden.

    ‘Are our elections for sale? Did Mark Zuckerberg purchase the Wisconsin Presidential election?’ Paul asked.

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blasted Zuckerberg during a news conference and touted new election laws he recently signed into law as a ban on ‘Zuckerbucks’ 在佛罗里达.

    '所以, 扎克伯格, he spent over $400 million through these, 引用, nonprofits to, 引用, help with election administration,’ DeSantis said.

    ‘But what they would do is they would require certain things to be done like mass mail balloting, ballot harvesting, and they would focus on partisan voter turnout, 基本上. That was totally unacceptable.

    Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said: ‘I continue to question whether Mark Zuckerberg’s highly partisan 2020 election spending was even legal.

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