Bezos vs. Biden: Amazon founder says White House using ‘misdirection’ to ‘muddy the topic’ on inflation

Bezos then followed that up Sunday by saying that “the administration tried hard to inject even more stimulus into an already over-heated, inflationary economy,” and only Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, saved them by holding up Biden’s Build Back Better plan in the Senate.

The White House hit back on Sunday evening, with deputy press secretary Andrew Bates telling the Washington Post that “it doesn’t require a huge leap to figure out why one of the wealthiest individuals on Earth” would oppose higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre echoed those comments, saying at a press conference on Monday that “it’s not a huge mystery” why Bezos opposes what she calls an “economic agenda that is for the middle class, that cuts some of the biggest costs families face.”

Bezos responded to Bates’ statement by saying that the White House wants to “muddy the topic” and “inflation would be even higher than it is today” if Biden’s Build Back Better plan passed.

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