When Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos Says He’s Not ‘Necessary’ to Be President
The man who brought Amazon to the world’s largest e-commerce company is giving up on politics, saying he has no plans to seek the presidency in 2020.
Jeff Bezos made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”
On Wednesday, Bezos said he was not “necessary” to run for president.
“I am not going to be president in 2020,” Bezos said, saying it was too early for him to commit.
“It’s not about me.
It’s about the American people and the direction that we’re headed,” he added.”
But I think the next four years, the next few years, are going to dictate whether we have a strong, dynamic, inclusive, progressive, prosperous, inclusive country,” Bezos told Stephanopoulos.
On Monday, President Donald Trump said he didn’t believe Bezos could be a good president, and called him “the puppet master of the United States of America.”
“I don’t think he is a good candidate for president,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.
“He has not been a very good president in many years.”
Trump said he will consider appointing someone else as president, but that he believes he should not run for the White House.
“If I can make that decision without somebody running, I will probably make that determination by the end of this week,” Trump told Fox News in an exclusive interview.