Reuters ) – Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that the company would announce a decision on where to build a second headquarters before the turn of the year and also said that President Donald Trump is wrong in "attacking the media." "
Bezos owns the private record, which has been among the media that has been the frequent target of widths from Trump.
Amazon has announced 20 finalists in North America for its planned investment of $ 5 billion and 50,000 jobs. In a speech before the Washington Economic Club on Thursday, Bezos did not give any favors for the project.
Asked about Trumps repeated criticisms of both Washington Post and Amazon, Bezos called it a "mistake" for any chosen official of "Attacking Media and Journalists."
What Trump should say (by criticism) is, "This is correct, this is good. I'm glad I'm being investigated, & # 39; and it would be so safe and secure, & # 39; said Bezos. "But it's very dangerous to demonize the media. It's dangerous to call the media, it's dangerous to say they're the enemy of the people."
"The media," adds Bezos, "will be good. We are going to push through this. "
Trump has described Washington Post as Amazon's" chief lobbyist. "Washington Posts Top Editor has said that Bezos has nothing to do with his news coverage.
Bezos said he had discussions with Trump but refused to elaborate. The White House did not respond immediately to request for comment. [1
Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing of Leslie Adler )