Mark Zuckerberg’s presidential aspirations are starting to look more and more like a sure thing. Careful eyed viewers have noticed that Mark Zuckerberg has left his safe Silicon valley bubble to travel America and meet with people in swing states — surely the actions of someone potentially running for president. Additionally, Zuckerberg sold 99% of his stock and gave the proceeds — numbering in forty five billion dollars — to charity. Divesting himself of his interests? Doing mass acts of charity? Maybe, maybe… but things took an even more concrete turn after Mark Zuckerberg hired Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign pollster Joel Beneston on his board.
Supposedly he is there to advise Zuckerberg on philanthropic things the billionaire could do, but amidst all the other evidence, it certainly seems like Zuckerberg is planning to run for president, right? On the same board are also Obama’s 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe and Ken Mehlman, who ran George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004.
Or maybe he’s just hiring brilliant people to help him out. But it’s still so weird! And as a guy who has all of our personal information, the power he can weird is weirdly great!
Man, I hope the 2020 election isn’t between Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump. Man oh man oh man.
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