BUSINESS INSIDER – 01/07/2020: You probably noticed that Donald Trump says many things. And it’s not always in a political sense. During Rush Limbaugh’s radio show POTUS told that Mark Zuckerberg said to him he’s ‘number one on Facebook.’
Trump is, without a doubt, a social media person, but is he really number one on Facebook? The 45th US President claims that FB owner congratulated him, in the presence of more than one witness, and that he also stated he is indeed No1 on Facebook.
President Trump didn’t specify when this conversation took place. He only mentioned that it happened the other day at dinner. It remains unknown when did it happen and what exactly Zukerberg meant.
As we said, Mr. Trump has a strong presence on social media platforms, but he’s not ranked No1 on either of them. On Facebook, he has 25.2 million likes and 26.7 followers. His presidential page has much less with 2.9 million likes and 5.2 million followers. This is a far cry from Facebook’s most popular man, a Portuguese soccer player called Cristiano Ronaldo. You must have heard of him, Cristiano has 122.2 million likes and 123.2 million followers on Zuckerberg’s social network.
Like we said, it is not known where or when did the conversation between Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg occur, but Business Insider has a clue. According to this publisher, the event Trump mentions is most likely a congressional hearing held in October. This was when Zuckerberg went to the White House to a hearing regarding his cryptocurrency called Libra.
This hearing and dinner were held in secret until mid-November when Facebook released an official statement. Now, a few months later, Trump decided to mention it. Probably looking to gain a few votes using a famous name such as Mark Zuckerberg.