Trump critic Jeff Bezos to meet President-elect on Wednesday
Trump and Bezos locked horns after the democratic presidential candidate blacklisted The Washington Post, which Bezos bought in 2013, for continuously publishing reports against Trump
Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, who once said Donald Trump is "eroding our democracy," is set to meet the US president-elect on Wednesday.
Bezos is expected join with the industry's top executives including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, in an invite-only meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, reports said.
On the campaign trail, Trump has repeatedly criticised the Silicon Valley firms and its tech executives citing emigration and outsourcing issues.
Trump and Bezos locked horns after the democratic presidential candidate blacklisted The Washington Post, which Bezos bought in 2013, for continuously publishing reports against Trump.
“The Washington Post, which loses a fortune, is owned by Jeff Bezos for purposes of keeping taxes down at his no-profit company, Amazon,” Trump said once.
“If Amazon ever had to pay fair taxes, its stock would crash and it would crumble like a paper bag. The Washington Post scam is saving it!,” he added.
Replying to Trump’s criticism, Bezos took on Trump saying he "eroding our democracy.”
"Saying that he may not give a graceful concession speech if he loses the election, that erodes our democracy around the edges. Saying that he may lock up his opponent erodes our democracy around the edges," Bezos said once.
Trump’s victory in the election has put the future of Amazon and The Washington Post in trouble as Trump earlier said Amzon has a huge antitrust problem because Bezos controlling so much.
“Believe me, if I become president, oh do they have problems, they are going to have such problems,” he said once.
However, the Amazon boss congratulated Trump when the result of the presidential election was confirmed.
“Congratulations to Donald Trump. I for one give him my most open mind and wish him great success in his service to the country,” he tweeted after the election result.