Mark Zuckerberg’s Secret Meeting with Trump & Peloton Ad Blowback | The Daily Show

Mark Zuckerberg’s Secret Meeting with Trump & Peloton Ad Blowback | The Daily Show


Facebook, the world’s largest
social media company and website that reminds you it’s the birthday
of someone you met once. Recently, it came out
that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook
and boring Terminator, had a secret meeting with President Trump
at the White House. And now, for the first time, Zuckerberg is being asked
what that meeting was about. You don’t want
to take down political ads that people know are… false, that they contain
false information. What I believe is that,
in a democracy, it’s really important that
people can see for themselves what politicians are saying so they can make
their own judgments. You had dinner with the
president at the White House. What was the nature
of the meeting? Can you say? Uh… Sure. I mean, w-we talked about, um, a-a number of things that were–
that were on his mind and, um– and some of the topics
that you’d read about in the news around-around,
um, our work. Did he try to lobby you
in any way? (stammers) No. I mean,
I-I don’t think that that’s… (stammers) I think some of
the stuff that people talk about or think gets discussed
in these discussions -are not really how-how
that works. -Okay. I also want to respect
that it was a private dinner -and private discussion.
-Okay. All right. Oh, so now Mark Zuckerberg
believes in privacy, huh? Now you’re like,
“Oh, no, privacy is a thing. “Oh, I think
everyone should know, uh, what politicians
are saying.” “Oh, what do the politicians say
to you?” “Uh, I don’t think
anyone should know what the politicians
are saying.” Get the Zuck out of here, man! And, also, I don’t know
what’s going on with Zuckerberg, but he sounds less human
every time he speaks. Yeah, he’s like…
(robotically): “In a democracy, “we must share our voices,
and weather today is gonna be partly cloudy,
64 degrees.” It almost sounds like Siri
is his voice coach. You know,
like she’s trying, like, “Just speak normally,
like this.” “Okay, this is me
talking normally.” It’s like, “That was terrible. You sound like that Roomba
I dated.” And, also, let’s be real. There’s no way
Trump didn’t lobby Zuckerberg at their secret meeting. ‘Cause why else
would the president have him come
to the White House? What, did Trump need help
untagging himself in Eric’s photos?
Why was he there? Huh? Because if Trump didn’t want
anything, then you have to believe
that he just wanted to hang out with Mark Zuckerberg. Really? ‘Cause these two
have nothing in common. Like, what-what would
that conversation even be like? “I like models.
Do you like models?” “I genuinely love data models
and algorithmic sets that prove the way that we…” “No, I mean supermodels.
This guy sucks.” Anyway, let’s move on. Because while Facebook
is coming under fire for its shady political ads, there’s a nonpolitical ad that’s taken social media
by storm. REPORTER: As the Christmas
season spins into high gear, a new ad from Peloton is going viral
for all the wrong reasons, facing backlash after sending
shoppers into a vicious cycle. (gasps)
A Peloton? Give it up
for our first-time riders! All right, first ride. I’m a little nervous
but excited. Let’s do this. Five days in a row. You surprised? I am. 6:00 a.m. Yay. Rising with the sun! That was totally worth it. A year ago, I didn’t realize
how much this would change me. -♪ High above me. ♪
-Thank you. Criticism and mockery of the ad reaching a fever pitch Monday
on social media, one man tweeting… (reading): Oh. Man. Okay, look, I-I can see why some
people are hating on this ad. Honestly. I mean,
it looks like the dude bought his skinny wife
exercise equipment as a Christmas present,
which is shitty. Although, let’s be honest,
it would have been worse if Santa had brought her
that bike, you know? If he was just like, “I think
you need this more than I do. Ho ho ho ho!” And I know some people
are outraged at the husband for giving her
this kind of gift. Although, if you– if you ask
me, I think your reaction to this ad has a lot to do with
how you feel about exercise. Right? ‘Cause, clearly,
she wanted the bike. It’s not like she was like,
“What is that?” She wanted it. Right? And if you think
exercise is only for people who want to lose weight, then
the ad can seem insensitive. But on the other hand,
if you think exercise is something people do
for fun, then the ad is-is fine. You know? I mean, people
exercise for different reasons. For stress relief, fitness, or
if you’re like me, for revenge. -Hiya!
-(laughter) Once I get strong enough
to punch through a brick, I’ll get revenge on that brick
that killed my uncle! -Yah!
-(laughter)