Trump: Facebook's Zuckerberg a 'criminal' for $400M+ spent on targeted 2020 election administration

Trump, in a fundraising letter, appears to be referring to millions Zuckerberg gave to the Center for Tech and Civic Life group.

Updated: October 28, 2021 - 1:44pm

Former President Donald Trump is calling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "a criminal" apparently for giving hundreds of millions of dollars to a group that in turn purportedly provided grants to election operations in heavily Democratic areas in battleground states during the 2020 presidential election.

"Mark Zuckerberg, in my opinion, a criminal, is allowed to spend over $400 million and therefore able to change the course of a Presidential Election, and nothing happens to Facebook," Trump said Tuesday in a fundraising email.

Trump appears to be referring to money Zuckerberg gave the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which in turn gave out election-related grants.

The group says on its website that its mission is to "help election officials adopt the tools and skills necessary to meet the changing needs of today's public."