Gizmodo recently reported that some Facebook employees wanted to ask Mark Zuckerberg if the company should do anything to stop President Trump. Donald himself responded in an interview today, and he does not sound threatened in the slightest.
In a wide-ranging interview on Fox and Friends, Trump addressed the internal report. The presidential hopeful claimed that he's one of Facebook's "great stars" — not the best, though — and he "can't imagine them doing anything." Trump began his answer by referencing the Constitution:
Well, I guess it's going to the First Amendment, with freedom of speech, et cetera et cetera, but I like Facebook, and I'm very successful on Facebook. I think we have well over seven million people — I think we have sixteen or seventeen million people across Facebook, Twitter and some other thing, and no-one else is even close to that.
But I think Facebook is good, and I can't imagine them doing anything, I — I hate to say it at this stage in my life, somebody said I'm one of their great stars, so let's see, I don't think they will be doing very much. No, no, Facebook is a good way of communicating, and so is Twitter.
The Fox host then asked about Zuckerberg's roundabout denouncement of Trump's policies, which Trump denied, before circling back to his favourite wall-building topics.
Without wanting to nitpick, Trump is hardly Facebook's greatest star. His official page does over 7 million likes, which is more than the other 2016 presidential candidates. Sanders has 3.8 million; Clinton has 3.2 million; and Cruz has 2.1 million. President Obama has over 48 million.