'Lock him up!' Trump rally goers chant about Facebook’s Zuckerberg

The former president inferred Facebook swung election toward Joe Biden.
Former President Donald Trump
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A familiar refrain rang out into the Georgia night during former President Donald Trump’s Saturday night rally in the Peach State: “Lock him up.”

This time, the target of his supporters’ ire was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after Trump claimed government officials in Georgia “took 45 million from Mark Zuckerberg to fund election-related activities.”

Trump’s goal seemed to be the implication that the internet millionaire helped push the Presidential election in Joe Biden’s favor, but the truth about Zuckerberg’s election involvement is much less scandalous: He and his wife Priscilla Chan gifted $400 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which then handed out grants to nearly every state in the union to aid with the administration of elections.

That didn’t stop Trump from playing to the crowd, responding, “Well they should be looking at that. What IS that all about?”

It’s not Trump’s first attack on the Facebook boss. During an appearance on Fox News earlier this month, he said Zuckerberg used to “kiss my ass” during visits to the White House to keep Trump from outlawing Facebook during his Presidency.

Conversely, Trump has been banned from Facebook since the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. He’s not eligible for reinstatement on the social media platform until 2023.