Donald Trump Jr.: Absurd Swipe on Jeff Bezos

Donald Trump Jr.: Absurd Swipe on Jeff Bezos
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Donald Trump Jr. has caused a stir on Twitter with his remarks against Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

Frankfurt/New York City – Donald Trump Jr., son of former US President Donald Trump, took to Twitter to lash out at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. However, this effort backfired.

Jeff Bezos, the head of American space company Blue Origin, was the first civilian to fly into space with his “New Shepard” rocket last Tuesday (July 20, 2021). Back on Earth, however, the billionaire announced in front of the cameras: “I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you paid for all of this.”

Donald Trump Jr. responded to the statement on Twitter and wrote to Jeff Bezos, “You definitely have. I’m sure they (Amazon employees) would have preferred a pay increase.” Simultaneously, the entrepreneur and CEO of the Trump Organization earned derogatory comments from some Twitter users. According to users, the concerns about Amazon employees are honest. .

Donald Trump Jr., son of former US President Donald Trump, is harassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Twitter. However, this effort backfired. (archive image)

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Statement About Jeff Bezos – Twitter User: Inside Mock Donald Trump Jr.

Users seem to point to allegations of fraud directed against Donald Trump, according to which he did not pay his employees. “Ha! At least they (Amazon employees) are paid,” replied one user. “It is often said that your father is the king of cheating workers. He has been doing this for years. He is making fun of the little man – the hardworking people he gets to support him (politically and financially). A bastard and a crook.”

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“His father knows everyone and uses every dirty trick to deceive everyone who works for him. (…) Ever since he was in his 20s, people have been talking about not working for him if you expect to get paid,” wrote another user. and, “Will dad ever pay the contractors he messed with in Atlantic City?”

Allegations against Donald Trump: Employees should not have been paid

Donald Trump has long been accused of failing to pay his contractors or mistreating them. At a presidential debate in 2016, he is said to have gotten rid of an employee without a major process, with the words: “Maybe he didn’t do a good job and I was dissatisfied with his work,” according to the British newspaper . Independent.

Some Twitter users wondered whether Donald Trump Jr.’s statement about Amazon employees shouldn’t be more of a blow to Jeff Bezos over a legal dispute with his father, Donald Trump. It was a nearly $1 billion contract that the US Department of Defense under Donald Trump awarded Amazon’s rival Microsoft in 2018 — rather than Amazon, as expected. After this the company went to court. One user responded to Donald Trump Jr.’s comment: “God, because you don’t like the guy, you want him to raise wages. How’s the pay raise for all your employees?”

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Amazon’s pay and working conditions are repeatedly criticized

Pay and working conditions have always been a controversial issue at Amazon. Above all, it is criticized that Amazon underpays its employees, despite the company’s enormous wealth (and the fortunes of Jeff Bezos himself). The union estimates what it takes the average Amazon warehouse worker: According to The Independent, it takes eight weeks to build what Jeff Bezos makes in one second. It is estimated that Bezos is earning $7.9 million per hour.

According to Statista, Amazon itself earned approximately US$386.06 billion worldwide in 2020. According to Business Insider, Jeff Bezos has a net worth of about $190 billion. This makes him one of the richest people in the world. As of current status, Amazon employs approximately 1.3 million people worldwide and is the second largest private employer in the United States after retail conglomerate Walmart.

Donald John “Don” Trump Jr. CEO Der Trump Organization
Birth: December 31, 1977 (age 43), Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Husband: Vanessa Trump (verh. 2005-2018)
mother-father: Donald Trump, Ivana Trump

Controversial issue of minimum wage in America – against the increase of Trump administration

Some users pointed out that the remarks made by former president son Donald Jr. also appeared to clash with the policies of the Trump administration, which opposed raising the minimum wage to $15. The minimum wage in the US is currently $7.25. “Very funny, Junior,” wrote one person. “Apparently you forgot that Republicans didn’t want the minimum wage to go up.” us President Joe Biden On the other hand, it was announced in February that the US would aim to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 as part of the US economic stimulus package.

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Others, annoyed by Jeff Bezos’ space flight, agreed, at least partially, with Donald Trump Jr.: “I think this is the first time I’ve given your consent. I hate you anyway,” One wrote. Donald Trump Jr. will currently have completely different problems: After years of investigations into tax fraud at the family business, the first allegation is now on the table. (Anna Charlotte Gross)

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