Mark Zuckerberg joined President Donald Trump for a previously undisclosed dinner at the White House in October, when the Facebook CEO was in Washington toabout the Libra cryptocurrency and over the social network's decision . Facebook confirmed that the meeting took place.
"As is normal for a CEO of a major US company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the President and First Lady at the White House," a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
Facebook board member Peter Thiel -- one of Trump's earlier reported on it. The Facebook spokesperson declined to confirm Thiel's presence at the meeting.in the tech industry -- was at the dinner as well, according to NBC News, which
What they actually talked about and the reason why the dinner wasn't mentioned before now remains unclear. Zuckerberg also had a "good, constructive" meeting with Trump, in the wake of the president accusing social media sites of .
The president joined, Apple's Tim Cook, to tour a Mac Pro production facility in Texas on Wednesday.
The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 3:17 a.m. PT.
Updated at 3:41 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Updated at 4:32 a.m. PT: Notes that Facebook didn't confirm that Thiel was at the meeting.