Bezos Slams Biden Over Inflation Tweet, Says Disinformation Board Should Fact Check President's Tweet
Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) Executive Chairman Jeff Bezos on Friday attacked President Joe Biden for his recent tweet on inflation and corporate taxation.
On Friday, Biden tweeted about curtailing inflation by taxing large corporations in the U.S.
You want to bring down inflation?— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 13, 2022
Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.
Biden’s remark came amid protest against the rising inflation under his administration.
During my first year in office, American agriculture exports shattered all previous records—$177 billion last year alone.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 13, 2022
We have to keep investing in our farmers to reduce prices for consumers.
Last week, the Labor Department said the consumer price index rose 8.3 percent in April from a year ago. The gain was barely below the 8.5 percent year-over-year spike recorded in March.
Responding to Biden’s tweet, Bezos said that pointing the finger at corporations was a “misdirection” and the president should be subject to his own Disinformation Board.
The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection. https://t.co/ye4XiNNc2v— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) May 14, 2022
Earlier this month, Biden announced the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board, which was created to combat disinformation in online social media posts.
In April, inflation in the U.S. surged 8.3 percent from a year ago, nearing a decades-long record high.
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