New York Democrat Congressman Gregory Meeks appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Wednesday to talk about trying to convince Amazon to move to New York City. He said that Amazon should move to New York City. Doesn’t he realize that ship has sailed? He can thank AOC and his fellow Democrats for that. Amazon will not change their mind. He may be trying to make it look like Democrats really want them and it’s Amazon’s fault, not the Democrats. That is probably why the guest host, Sam Zell, said his comments were a “crock of s#!t” on the hot mike. He thought they had already broken for commercial.
Meeks is one of the Democrat lawmakers who is petitioning Amazon to consider building a headquarters in the Big Apple after the tech giant pulled out of the deal last month.
Congressman Meeks argued on Wednesday that if Amazon were to build a headquarters in New York City, it would have to benefit minorities, “I do believe we got to be inclusive in any deals, though.”
CNBC guest host Sam Zell was cordial and initially agreed with Congressman Meeks, “Same here,” Zell responded.
After the segment was over, Zell didn’t realize his mic was still on because he gave his real opinion, “What a crock of sh*t,” Zell said thinking they cut to break.
CNBC host Melissa Lee’s face was priceless as she tried to make light of Zell’s blunt comment, “Squawk Box, where anything can happen,” Lee joked.
Sam Zell should explain what about minority inclusion in economic development is a “crock of shit”, and why city’s like NY and Chicago shouldn’t bake those requirements into tax incentives.
— Rep. Gregory Meeks (@RepGregoryMeeks) March 6, 2019
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