Bezos and the Elephant in the White House

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Jeff Bezos finally talked about “the president.” After months of President Donald Trump berating Bezos’ two most visible companies, the Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner fired back. “It's really dangerous to demonize the media,” he said. “It's dangerous to call the media lowlifes. It's dangerous to say they're the 'enemy of the people.'" Bezos suggested President Trump take the high road and accept media scrutiny. "You don't take that job thinking you're not going to get scrutinized," he added. "You're going to get scrutinized. It's healthy." As for criticisms of Big Tech, Bezos, the world’s richest man, said it was natural to scrutinize big corporations but added it’s important to not resort to vilification. “It’s really important that politicians and others, they need to understand the value that big companies bring, and not demonize and vilify business in general,” he said. “The reason is simple. There are some things that only big companies can do.”

Bezos Addresses an Elephant in the Room