Mark Zuckerberg Brilliantly Defends Board Member Who Supports Trump

From our Credit Where Credit is Due Department.

Surprise, surprise! Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg actually defended one of his billionaire board members who supports Donald Trump in a leaked internal memo in which he schooled his elitist colleagues on what true diversity means.

After word had spread that board member and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel gave Trump’s campaign $1.25 million dollars, the fainting couches were prepared, and questions about him remaining in such a top position at Facebook rang throughout Silicon Valley. But Zuckerberg told everyone to put down their pitchforks and remember that tolerance goes both ways:

We care deeply about diversity. That’s easy to say when it means standing up for ideas you agree with. It’s a lot harder when it means standing up for the rights of people with different viewpoints to say what they care about. That’s even more important.

We can't create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half of the country because they back a political candidate. There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault. It may be because they believe strongly in smaller government, a different tax policy, health care system, religious issues, gun rights or any other issue where he disagrees with Hillary.

Yeah, did they ever think of that?

This is shocking on a number of levels besides being right on the money. For one, Facebook came under fire this year for censoring conservative media outlets and promoting liberal ones in its trending news feeds. Perhaps Zuckerberg realized the error of his company’s ways and is shaking things up a bit. Or maybe not. His co-founder pal Dustin Moskovitz is spending $20 million in hopes of defeating Donald Trump. 

But we should applaud when a leftist gets it right because it doesn’t happen often. Read the entire post below:

H/T Perez Hilton

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