Jeff Bezos calls out Biden's Disinformation Board after inflation tweet

Jeff Bezos calls out Biden's Disinformation Board after inflation tweet

Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes that President Joe Biden should be subject to his own Disinformation Board after he shared a tweet that seemed to confuse inflation and corporate taxation.

On Friday, Bezos shared the president's objectionable tweet, which he labeled misdirection, and plainly called for it to be fact-checked.

The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to create a new Non-Sequitur Board instead, Bezos tweeted in response, claiming that the two issues lacked correlation or causation.

Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. He said that mashing them together is just misdirection.

In his initial tweet, he asked how one could bring down inflation, and stated that the answer was taxing the wealthiest corporations more or forcing them to pay their fair share. Biden announced earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security's new Disinformation Governance Board, created to combat disinformation in online social media posts.

The White House described the board as nonpartisan and apolitical, but it has been widely criticized, including knocks from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, who described it as Orwellian and unconstitutional. Republican officials have also criticized the board and have announced a multi-state lawsuit against the DHS and the un-American board.

Biden said he was trying to pin the record inflation witnessed under his administration on former President Trump, Republicans, and corporations.

The Labor Department announced in April that inflation in the U.S. increased 8.3 percent from a year ago, nearing a decades-long record high.

The consumer price index, a widely accepted measure of the price for everyday goods, rose 8.3 percent in April from a year ago, according to the Labor Department. The gain was barely below the 8.5 percent year-over-year spike in March.

Inflation is too high, and we understand the hardship it is causing, and we are moving expeditiously to bring it back down, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said last week.

Bezos has increasingly used Twitter as his billionaire rival Elon Musk seeks its ownership, according to a $43 billion acquisition that has yet to be finalized.