Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has added more fuel to the fire of a presidential bid in 2020.
Zuckerberg has met with Obama-Trump voters (people who voted for Obama in 2012 then flipped to Trump in 2016) all over the country as of late. Zuckerberg announced he wanted to visit people in all 50 states this year.
Zuckerberg recently visited a Ford plant in Detroit posting pictures of his experience to his Facebook page, as any potential politician might do. Zuckerberg also visited Newton Falls, Ohio, to have dinner with Democrats who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.
Zuckerberg’s campaign-like stops are not the only action raising suspicion of a 2020 bid. In January, the billionaire hired 2008 Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe to help him with his philanthropic work.
In addition to hiring a former Obama operative, Zuckerberg publicly rejected his past declarations of atheism in a Christmas Facebook post. Zuckerberg said religion is “very important.” Many skeptics interpreted the religious declaration as a strategic political move to try and tap into the political-religious voter base.