Trump says Mark Zuckerberg 'would often come to the White House trying to get goodies — he didn't do too well'

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Collage: Former President Donald Trump hands out candy, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks with his eyes cast down toward the ground.
Former President Donald Trump and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Alex Wong/Getty Images
  • Trump took a swipe Tuesday at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

  • In a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity, Trump criticized Big Tech.

  • "He would often come to the White House trying to get goodies," Trump said of Zuckerberg.

In an interview with the Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, former President Donald Trump mocked Facebook founder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

After going on a tangent about his baseless election-fraud claims, Trump said he did "big things" to curb the influence of Big Tech and mentioned Zuckerberg's secret White House visits.

"He would often come to the White House trying to get goodies — he didn't do too well," Trump said.

Airing his grievances over being kicked off Facebook and other major social-media platforms, Trump said he would be reining in Big Tech if he were still in office.

"So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things," Trump said without specifying any regulations or executive actions. "We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for Big Tech."

Trump then made a vague accusation of Facebook of breaking the law before getting to his "goodies" comment.

A spokesperson for Meta did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

At another point in the interview, Trump said Kyle Rittenhouse asked if he could come over to the former president's Mar-a-Lago resort, calling the 18-year-old "a really good young guy."

Trump's interview with Hannity Tuesday spanned the entire hour of the show.

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