"I actually agree": Trump turns on America's tech billionaires and says there are "too many income gaps" when he shares a snippet from Jeff Bezos' $ 117 billion fortune
- President Trump called for "changes to be made soon" after saying that there are "too many income gaps" in America
- He made the comments when he shared a video clip on Twitter that revealed how America's billionaires benefited during the coronavirus pandemic
- The Business Insider report showed that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, grossed $ 48 billion between March and June
Donald Trump has prevailed against America's tech billionaires, claiming that there are "too many income gaps" in the US when he released a video clip about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' billion-dollar fortune.
Trump said on Saturday, "Changes need to be made soon" after tweeting a Business insider Video shows how the country's richest tech managers only got richer during the coronavirus pandemic.
40 million Americans have now applied for unemployment.
Trump said on Saturday that there were "too many income gaps" in America after tweeting a video about Jeff Bezos' enormous wealth
The president shared a Business Insider report that showed how Bezos and other tech billionaires increased their profits during the coronavirus pandemic. The report showed that Bezos' net worth (the yellow line) grew a whopping $ 48 billion between March and June, while unemployment (the orange line) fell
The report showed that Bezos, the richest man in the world, valued at $ 117 billion, grossed a whopping $ 48 billion between March and June.
At the same time, Zoom's CEO Eric Yuan increased his income by $ 2.5 billion, while former Microsoft CEO and now Steve Clmer, owner of LA Clippers, earned an additional $ 15.7 billion.
Overall, America's billionaires have earned a total of $ 637 billion at the height of a global health crisis that has otherwise destroyed the economy, according to BI.
& # 39; I actually agree. Too much difference in income! Changes need to be made, and soon! & # 39; Trump said on Twitter.
The president's comments come days after a high-profile congressional hearing where lawmakers accused Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google of killing rivals to boost profits.
Bezos, the richest man in the world, has been criticized over the years for his immense wealth
America's largest technology companies have come under fire over the years because of their enormous power and wealth, which has meant that they have to be regulated by the government.
Bezos has also been criticized for its immense wealth, particularly with regard to the wealth differences in America. The billionaire was accused of greed after it became known that Amazon had avoided paying income taxes in 2018.
Faced with increasing pressure on Republicans and Democrats to sign a fourth stimulus package after the government's $ 600 weekly unemployment benefit expired this week.
Trump promised Thursday that he would urge Congress to include another round of checks for Americans in the fourth COVID-19 stimulus package – similar to the $ 1,200 checks distributed and signed by the president earlier this year.
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