Amazon founder Jeff Bezos slams Joe Biden for asking gas stations to lower prices

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The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezosharshly criticized the American president, Joe Bidenfor writing on Twitter that “we live in a time of war and danger” and therefore oil companies must lower the fuel prices charged to citizens already struggling with the impact of widespread inflation.

“My message to companies that operate gas stations and set prices at the pump is simple: we live in a time of war and global danger,” Biden wrote on Twitter, before adding: “Reduce the price you charge to reflect the costs you pay for the product. and do it now“.

Now Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, didn’t like reading that presidential message and, also using Twitter, started the comment with a sarcastic “Ouchshowing his exasperation with the content of Biden’s comment.

“Inflation is too big an issue for the White House to continue making statements like this,” Jeff Bezos said. For the founder of Amazon, the comment can only be framed in two ways, both of which are very unhappy: “Either this is an attempt to divert attention or it shows a misunderstanding of what the fundamental market dynamics are.“.


The White House also reacted to Jeff Bezos’ comment, with spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre responding that the recent price rise is not due to “basic market dynamics” but “to a market that is not serving adequately the American consumer”.

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