Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher said Sunday that President Trump has “a jealousy issue” with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Why would the world's most powerful man, himself a multi- billionaire, be jeolous of Jeff Bezos? Why would any US President from the richest like Trump to the poorest like Truman prefer to be Bezos than the resident of 1600 Pennsyvania Avenue 15 months into their presidency (see)? Does Marc Fisher think that poor Harry Truman, the man who ended World War II and saved South Korea from communism, would have wanted to trade places with Bezos beacuse of his staggering success in the private sector? Beacuse Bezos controls a vast business empire and poor Harry couldn't make it in the haberdashery business selling hats? If Truman wouldn't be jealous of Bezos and his unrivaled wealth why would Donald Trump who values his political over his financial achievements, and wouldn't trade the one for the other?
Truly, what has Bezos done that's more impressive and astonishing than Trump's shocking rise to power from real estate mogul and TV star to President while holding no elected office in between? Bought the failing Washington Post and Whole Foods with its overpriced goods? Trump's unique, unparalleled, historic achievements overshadow what Bezos has done, and it humiliates him. It surely hurts Bezos to wake every morning from his wet dream of a Trump free White House only to be faced with a new Trump tweet that's damaging to him and his company. Bezos made a titanic effort trying to keep Trump down on the ground a mere low level billionaire, and epically failed; and now he's trying and failing to make him that again by lying about his "crimes" (and those of his family) and pushing for his impeachment or resignation - while losing much in the process.
Bezos, a pathological Trump hater from the start - from Trump's escalator ride down Trump Tower when he kicked off his campaign, to his rising poll numbers today as America's businesses and workers prosper - used his great wealth, influence and media power to thrwart his advance and hurt him in every way; and what does this vicious, cold-blooded tycoon have to show for his malevolence? A loss of $18 billion.
As Andrew Benjamin writes here before Trump launched his assault on Bezos, Amazon was valued at $1617 per share; today it's worth $1391 having dropped 14% at a personal loss to Bezos of a whopping $18 billion. Trump beat Bezos on election day and is beating him again as he deregulates, tax cuts and grows his way to reelection in 2020; and there's only one way Bezos can stop him: sabotage the Trump strong economy - do to the economy what Trump is doing to Amazon.
Bezos has spent millions trying to dig up damaging dirt on Trump and has come up with crap.
Jealousy is defined as "hostility toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage." Trump by the advantage of his larger than life personality, will power, energy, stamina and strength defeated Bezos and his media allies at the NY Times and CNN and seized the presidency; and by the advantage of his high office, counterpunching daily and tweeting up storms Trump is humiliating Bezos costing him billions, making him look like the world's richest BOZO.
Who should envy who? Who should be the jealous one? Who's the man driven by hate? When you know that you're great there's no room for jealousy and hate. I don't know about you my friends but I'd prefer to be Donald Trump to Amazon's Jeffrey Bezos.