Was angry with the allegations against the former president Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on illegal campaign contributions, which he called the double standard for how others — tech billionaires, for example — are treated.
“I think a criminal, Mark Zuckerberg, is allowed to spend $500 million and therefore is able to change the course of the presidential election,” Trump said.
He spent the remainder of the emailed details listing current and past rivals, whom he claimed also ‘hurt’ the United States.
Comey lied, Schiff lied, Crooked Hillary lied, McCabe lied, Two lovers, Peter and Lisa, lied. They all lied with Russia, Russia, Russia, because they knew it was a scam, and they were all lying with Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, because they knew it was a scam—and they Fairy tales made me know how badly it would harm the United States—and nothing happens to them. Is there no justice in our country?’ Trump concluded.
Zuckerberg, 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), reportedly with specific conditions .
Trump several times this month lashed out at Mark Zuckerberg over the $400 million donation he and his wife gave to election groups
Trump made a scathing statement last week to several of his alleged enemies
Using 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 elections, according to a report published Tuesday in Federalist.
The analysis shows that Biden-winning counties were three times more likely to receive funding from organizations than Trump.
The Associated Press reported that the cash was spent on pandemic protective equipment such as masks and gloves, as well as for processing ballots.
There is no evidence that Zuckerberg did anything wrong or that his donations violate campaign or other laws.
But that didn’t stop Trump from reiterating his allegations in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.
There is no evidence that Zuckerberg did anything wrong or that his charity shied away from the campaign or other laws.
In the excerpt, Trump accused Zuckerberg of spending more than $1.7 million to “interfere in the Pennsylvania election.”
A spokesman for the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative said insider that more Republican-dominated counties actually requested funding than Democrats.
Nearly 2,500 election jurisdictions in 49 states applied for and received funding, including urban, suburban, rural and outlying counties … and more Republicans applied for and received funding than Democratic jurisdictions,’ he said.
The day Trump sent his opening statement early last week, he blocked Zuckerberg on Bill O’Reilly in an interview on The First TV.
Trump told O’Reilly, ‘What he did was illegal in my opinion.
According to the New York Post, O’Reilly said, ‘He’s going to get away with it.
Trump replied: ‘Well, you don’t know if he’s going to get away with it. Ok.’
He isn’t the only Republican who has piled on Zuckerberg over a donation of several million.
North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop accused the tech billionaire of ‘putting his thumb’ in last year’s race to give Democrats an edge.
“Our elections are not for sale, but Mark Zuckerberg clearly believes otherwise, as he did in 2020 to thumb the scale of the Democrats,” Bishop told DailyMail.com.
‘It is clear that no one interfered more than Zuckerberg and the Big Tech elite in the last election.’
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday rebuked Zuckerberg for trying to “buy” Wisconsin, a key battleground state that was reportedly targeted by one of the Zuckerberg-funded groups for Biden.
‘Are our elections for sale? Did Mark Zuckerberg buy Wisconsin’s presidential election?’ Paul asked.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized Zuckerberg during a news conference and cited the new election laws he had recently signed into law in Florida as a ban on ‘Zuckerbucks’.
“So, Zuckerberg, he spent more than $400 million through these, quotes, nonprofits, bidding, helping with election administration,” DeSantis said.
‘But what they will do is that they will need some things like mass mail voting, ballot harvesting, and they will basically focus on partisan voter turnout. It was completely unacceptable.’
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson said: ‘I continue to question whether Mark Zuckerberg’s highly partisan 2020 election spending was legal.’