Mark Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla Chan is pictured showing off her surfing skills in Hawaii a day after her husband banned Donald Trump from Facebook ‘indefinitely’
- Priscilla Chan was pictured taking on small breakers in Hawaii on Wednesday
- Comes as husband Mark takes on Trump by banning him from Facebook
- He imposed an indefinite ban on the president after deadly election riots in DC
- Zuckerberg and his wife bought a 700-acre property in Kauai for $200m in 2014
The 35-year-old pediatrician and philanthropist, who is married to the CEO worth $98.3 billion, was seen taking on some small breakers on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in the Aloha state.
Husband Zuckerberg imposed an ‘indefinite’ ban on Trump yesterday after riots in Washington DC which left five dead and rocked the seat of American democracy.
It follows a similar move by Twitter, with Facebook’s gagging order to remain in place at least until the end of Trump’s term on January 20.
Zuckerberg and his wife Chan bought a 700-plus acre property in Kauai for $200 million six years ago.
Priscilla Chan, 35, who is married to the Facebook co-founder worth $98.3 billion, was seen taking on some small breakers on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in the Aloha state
The pediatrician and philanthropist looked focused as she rode through the surf in glorious sunshine on Wednesday
The mother-of-two shows off her balance as she rides over the Hawaiian surf
The couple and their two toddler daughters regularly retreat from their base in California to holiday at the sprawling estate.
The pictures of Chan emerged just two days after former president Barack Obama was seen gliding across Kailua Bay on a paddle board – he, like Zuckerberg, also condemned Trump yesterday.
Writing in an extraordinary blog post on Thursday, Zuckerberg accused Trump of using Facebook ‘to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government’.
He said the president used his page ‘to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building’ and that allowing him to freely post in the final 13 days of his term would pose too great a risk.
‘The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,’ he wrote.
‘His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world.
‘We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect – and likely their intent – would be to provoke further violence.
‘Following the certification of the election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accused Trump of using the platform ‘to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government’ on Thursday
‘Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies.
‘We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech.
‘But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.’
Zuckerberg concluded: ‘We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.
‘Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.’
Earlier this year, Zuckerberg and Chan pledged $100 million to support election officials and fund infrastructure for the general election in November.
The couple previously donated $300 million to help the U.S. election process deal with challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, by funding voting equipment and protective equipment for poll workers.