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ZUCK'S DISGUST Mark Zuckerberg 'disgusted' by Trump's George Floyd comments...

•, Liam Quinn

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he "felt disgust" after President Donald Trump's controversial comments about George Floyd's death and ensuing protests last week, according to The Verge.

Zuckerberg is said to have made the comments during a meeting with Facebook employees as he and his company faced backlash for refusing to delete Trump's controversial comments,

"How to handle this post from the president has been very tough," the Facebook founder reportedly said in a recording obtained by the site.

"It's been something that I've been struggling with basically all day, ever since I woke up. ... This has been personally pretty wrenching for me.

"My first reaction... was just disgust. This is not how I think we want our leaders to show up during this time. This is a moment that calls for unity and calmness and empathy for people who are struggling."

However, Zuckerberg reportedly continued to say that it was decided Trump's comments about "when the looting starts, shooting starts" did not break any of the social media giant's guidelines.

As a result, the tech billionaire told his employees those guidelines could be changed going forward.

"There is a real question coming out of this, which is whether we want to evolve our policy around the discussion of state use of force," he said, according to The Verge.