The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg (33 years old), could become the Vice-President, then the President of the United States, should President Donald Trump be removed.
Zuckerberg has already employed in succession David Plouffe (campaign adviser to Barack Obama in 2008) and then Ken Mehlman (George Bush Jr.’s campaign adviser in 2004).
He is currently employing Amy Dudley (Senator Tim Kaine’s former advisor), Ben LaBolt (Barack Obama’s former press adviser) and Joel Benenson (Hillary Clinton’s former campaign adviser in 2016).
While Mark Zuckerberg is no expert when it comes to politics, he is tremendously popular with young Americans. He is taking courses on how to reproduce Barack Obama’s style. On 25 May 2017, he gave a speech at Harvard University, adopting the style of the former president.
The current alliance between the Republicans and Democrats would make it possible for President Trump to be removed. Vice President Mike Pence would then become President and he himself would have to appoint his own running mate. The next stage would see Mike Pence being removed by a Republican/Democrat alliance. This would then open the door for Mark Zuckerberg to become the US President.
By 2020, the Republicans and Democrats would once again be working against one and other. The Democrats are thinking of putting forward Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts as their candidate.
This article was originally published on 4 August 2017 at the Voltaire Network under the headline “Mark Zuckerberg: a US President in the making?”. Translation by Anoosha Boralessa.