Parting gift for Obama at Facebook
President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg during a town hall at Facebook headquarters
April 20th, 2011
09:47 PM ET

Parting gift for Obama at Facebook

Palo Alto, California (CNN) - President Obama can now channel his inner Facebook after receiving the signature "Facebook hoodie" attire of the company's founder.

As an hour long town hall meeting at his company's headquarters drew to a close, Mark Zuckerberg presented the official sweatshirt to Obama "as a small token of our appreciation, in case for some reason you want to dress like me."

"This is a high fashion statement right here," Obama said. "This is beautiful."

The 26 year old billionaire founder of the social networking giant is known to prefer more casual wear, often a hoodie sweatshirt, over the shirt and tie he donned for his appearance with the president today.

With ties loosened and shirt sleeves rolled up, Zuckerberg moderated an event that featured 500 Facebook employees, 200 entrepreneurs and guests invited by the White House to attend. A senior administration official told CNN that Facebook picked the questions.

The questions came from the audience members as well as online users who sent in questions before and during the town hall according to the same official.

Zuckerberg and Obama met earlier this year at the home of venture capitalist John Doerr, where they dined with other tech executives, including Apple's Steve Jobs, and discussed ways their industry could help grow the economy.


Topics: President Obama • The News

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. dom youngross

    The Obama is your social identity. Not voting for his reelection will negate your existence. You will be friendilated. Resistance is futile.

    Not.

    I'll also give the Obama a parting 'gift'. A vote for someone else in 2012.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:51 am |
  2. newbedave

    What kind of message does it send when you meet with a guy to have a conversation about innovation when the guy stole the idea?
    thieves to share their thoughts about innovation by stealing not by genuine creativity.
    I WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL THE SAME ABOUT THE NEXT STOLEN INTERNET BREAKTHROUGH IDEA AS THEY DID ABOUT THE MOONWALK

    Zuckerberg turned the tables on his host at the end of the session presenting him with a "Facebook hoodie" QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY

    April 21, 2011 at 3:23 am |
    • pab8585

      You should probably not just buy into every hollywood movie they produce. Even the true stories have huge embelishments.

      April 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  3. Jay in NC

    Our soldiers are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new war in Libya, and this guy spends his time making friends on face book with Snooki.

    Here is the real face book Barry, it is called Faces of the Fallen, check it out.
    http://projects.washingtonpost.com/fallen/

    April 21, 2011 at 8:32 am |
  4. sandra

    IT IS TIME THE AMERICAN STOP CRYING AND HELP TO REBUILD THEIR COUNTRY YOU HAD THE REPUBLICAN AND WHAT THEY DID NOTHING YOUR GOVERNMENT HAVE TO MANY RED TAPE TO GETS THINGS PASS .THAT IS THE FIRST THING THE STATES SHOULD FIX

    April 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm |