Nov 21, 2019

NBC: Trump had undisclosed dinner with Facebook's Zuckerberg and Thiel

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill Oct. 23. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump hosted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and board member Peter Thiel at a White House dinner in October that was not disclosed, the social network giant confirmed to NBC late Wednesday.

Details: NBC notes that it's "unclear why the meeting was not made public or what Trump, Zuckerberg and Thiel discussed."

What they're saying: A Facebook spokesperson told the network, "As is normal for a CEO of a major U.S. company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the President and First Lady at the White House."

The big picture: Trump also had an unannounced meeting with Zuckerberg in September. The meetings took place as Zuckerberg faced pressure from regulators and lawmakers on privacy and other issues.

  • Billionaire investor Thiel is the tech industry's highest-profile Trump supporter.

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