Jeff Bezos, Riding High, Defends Decision to Buy Washington Post

From an interview with Jeff Bezos at the Code conference, regarding Donald Trump’s claims that The Washington Post was investigating him so he won’t make Amazon pay sales tax if elected President:

On Tuesday, Mr. Bezos reiterated it was “not appropriate” for Mr. Trump to “freeze or chill the media that are examining him.”

“It’s just a fact that we live in a world where half the population of this planet, if you criticize the leader, you’ll go to jail or worse,” Mr. Bezos said. “We live in this amazing democracy with amazing freedom of speech, and a presidential candidate should embrace that.”