President Obama took his re-election pitch to Silicon Valley Wednesday in an event at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.
Billed as a town hall meeting, and set up as an interview with questions culled from the users of Facebook, the event became more of a rally, with Obama winning generous applause from the crowd of Facebook employees and admiration from the star-struck host, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The president skewered the Republicans for their budget proposal that, he said, would harm Americans who are most vulnerable. He reiterated his call to raise taxes on the nation’s top earners, a plan which billionaire Zuckerberg assessed with a nonchalant endorsement.
“I’m cool with that,” Zuckerberg said.