While most Americans were expressing doubt and anger about Facebook in March 2017, Donald Trump focused his rage on another giant tech company: Amazon. Actually, it wasn’t the first time Trump singled out America’s top online retailer — or Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Few Reasons why Trump may hate Jeff Bezos :
1. The business community respects Bezos.
Despite the many hostile tweets Trump’s sent Bezos’s way in recent years, the Amazon founder still got invited to events when Trump was president-elect (December 2016) and later at the White House (June 2017). Bezos attended both meetings.
Since the business community respects Bezos so much, it would have been strange if Trump didn’t have him there. It’s possible he may resent Bezos’s high standing among his peers.
2. Bezos burned Trump on Twitter once.
The hashtag for Bezos’s tweet was #SendDonaldtoSpace. That probably made Trump quite mad.
3. Trump hates the Post, which Bezos owns.
It seems like The Washington Post breaks major news about Trump on a daily basis. While that’s nothing new for one of America’s storied newspapers , it’s a major headache for Trump, who doesn’t seem capable of avoiding bad news.
From the story about Trump stiffing charities to the “Access Hollywood” scandal, Russia, and the Roy Moore saga, the Post has pummeled Trump over the past few years. You can call this one “Shoot the messenger” if you like, and Bezos takes the heat as CEO.
4. Bezos is much, much richer than Trump.
There’s one obvious reason Trump hates Bezos. For an alpha male like the president, it often comes down to net worth and who’s bigger. Here’s where the two stand on the Forbes 2018 list of billionaires:
- Jeff Bezos: $112 billion (richest person on earth)
- Donald Trump: $3.1 billion (766th)
These may be few reasons why Trump hate Bezos …