Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Sep 14, 2018, 19:44
Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Along with running Amazon the tech mogul owns space exploration company Blue Origin and the Washington Post newspaper.

He also stopped short of taking jabs at his most vocal critic, President Donald Trump, who has blasted Bezos and Amazon over its use of the U.S. Postal Service, sales tax and widening influence.

The comments appeared to be the first direct, public rebuke of Mr Trump by Mr Bezos, a frequent target of attacks by the President.

Bezos said in remarks to the Economic Club of Washington that it is "really really hard" for a child to catch up if they fall behind in their early years.

"But it is really unsafe to demonise the media. It's unsafe to say they're the 'enemy of the people'". "Jeff Bezos is our enemy, he is our enemy", Sawant said before the council voted. The American president is not known for restraint in using the microblogging platform to broadcast every thought and idea that crosses his mind. I used to deal with the Tamil Tiger press office, and they kidnapped me.

Amazon has said the senator's statements about the company are "inaccurate and misleading".

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos is launching a $2 billion fund to help homeless families and build preschools in low-income communities. "Most important of those will be genuine, intense customer obsession". The reason is that the employees of Amazon were wearing pyjamas to work across the globe to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

The Day 1 Families Fund will start an organisation to operate a new network of full-scholarship preschools for low-income communities.

By choosing to focus his philanthropy on homelessness and early education, Bezos is likely influenced both by his parents's Bezos Family Foundation and by his adopted hometown of Seattle, however mixed some people there may feel about the city's growing affordability crisis that's been largely attributed to the success of Amazon.

The so-called Day One Fund will be multi-billionaire businessman's most significant foray into philanthropy to date.

The Amazon founder, the world's wealthiest person, offered detail on his philanthropic goals, announcing the Bezos Day One Fund, which will begin with an initial $2 billion.

But Bezos said he did not see Amazon - which briefly hit $1 trillion in market value - as a monopoly, arguing that online sales still represent a small fraction of overall retail.

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