Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that the company would announce a decision on where it will build a second headquarters before the end of the year and also said that President Donald Trump is wrong to "attack the media."
Bezos owns the private person Washington Post, which has been among the media, which has been the frequent target of broad sides 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 favorites for the project.
Bezo talked about Trumps repeated criticisms of both Washington Post and Amazon, calling it a "mistake" for any chosen official to "attack media and journalists."
What Trump should say (by criticism) is, "This is correct, this is good. I'm glad I'm being scrutinized, "and it would be so safe and secure," Bezos said. "But it's very dangerous to demonize the media. It's dangerous to call the media, it's dangerous to say they're an enemy of the people."
"The media," added Bezos, "Please. We will push through this."
Trump has described Washington Post as Amazonian boss's lobbyist. The top editor of Washington Post has said that Bezos has no involvement in news coverage.
Bezos said he had had discussions with Trump, but refused to elaborate. The White House did not respond immediately upon request for comment.
Trump in the spring said several times without proof that packet deliveries from the US Postal Service for Amazon cost service costs. He ordered a working group to study the postal service, but sources last month said that the White House decided not to constitute the report, forcing a planned senate debate on postal reform to be delayed.