While conceding that Amazon deserves to be “scrutinized and criticized,” Jeff Bezos said that Donald Trump’s criticisms were inappropriate for a presidential candidate.
Jeff Bezos isn’t rolling over for Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, according to The Washington Post, the founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post responded to criticism from the presumptive GOP presidential candidate about taxes and political coverage. He said Trump’s actions were “not an appropriate way for a presidential candidate to behave.”
Bezos’ response comes about a week after Trump pilloried the two companies. On May 12, Trump said that Amazon is “getting away with murder, tax-wise,” and suggested that Bezos is using The Post for favorable tax considerations and “as a tool for political power against me and against other people.”
In response, Bezos said he was “comfortable” with Amazon’s tax practices, adding that “the political positions we take are focused on our business, and I think highly appropriate.”
Most Read Business Stories
- Bartell Drugs' Ballard location to close next month
- Amazon walkout to go ahead after 1,700 employees sign on, organizers say
- Hundreds of Amazon workers walk out to protest return to office, climate VIEW
- After an $800k yacht pileup in Ballard Locks, a fleet of lawyers arrives
- Elizabeth Holmes enters Texas prison to begin 11-year sentence for notorious blood-testing hoax VIEW
The entire story from The Washington Post is available here: “Not an appropriate way for a presidential candidate to behave”: Bezos fires back at Donald Trump