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

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The war of words between Jeff Bezos and the Biden administration picked up steam on Monday, as the Amazon founder accused the White House of trying to "muddy the topic" on inflation's relationship with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

The spat began last Friday when the president tweeted that making "sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share" would "bring down inflation."

Biden didn't call out Bezos in the statement, but the Amazon founder responded that the "newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet."

"Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss," Bezos tweeted on Friday. "Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection."

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.

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