Will Mark Zuckerberg enter the 2020 presidential race? Social media seems to think so.
Though the Facebook founder has dismissed rumors of a potential political career, his recent visit to the Midwest has led many to believe he’s had a change of heart. It was reported Zuckerberg stopped in Michigan earlier this week to tour a Ford factory as well as speak to a group of Muslim students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He also toured the city of South Bend, Indiana, where the mayor drove him around, introduced him to residents, and provided some history on the area. But he wasn’t done there. On Friday, the 32-year-old billionaire traveled to Ohio, where he dined with a family of Democrats who voted for Donald Trump.
Daniel Moore told TMZ his family had received a call from Facebook asking if Zuckerberg could join them for dinner. The Moores welcomed him into their home, where they discussed a wide range of topics, including philanthropy, jobs, and, of course, politics.
It seems like the beginning of a campaign tour, but according to Daniel, Zuckerberg expressed he has no political aspirations.
So what is this all about? Just days into 2017, Zuckerberg announced he was challenging himself to visit and meet people in every state before the year’s end.
“After a tumultuous last year, my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they're living, working and thinking about the future,” he wrote on Facebook. “Going into this challenge, it seems we are at a turning point in history. For decades, technology and globalization have made us more productive and connected. This has created many benefits, but for a lot of people it has also made life more challenging. This has contributed to a greater sense of division than I have felt in my lifetime. We need to find a way to change the game so it works for everyone.”
So it appears the U.S. won't have a President Zuckerberg in the near future, but Twitter has a lot to say about it: