Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who attended the White House’s tech summit, reportedly offered “really good ideas’ for the Trump administration to consider, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
Mnuchin refused to answer questions by CNBC about whether candidate Trump’s animosity toward Bezos during the 2016 president campaign would influence the administration’s stance on Amazon’s recently announced $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods Market.
“It’s not for us to comment on the deal one way or another,” he told CNBC. But he said Bezos has “a lot of really good ideas for the administration.”
Technology CEOs were urged by the White House on Monday to pitch in on President Donald Trump’s effort to modernize government, the Associated Press reported.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, were among those attending an afternoon of working groups on issues like technology infrastructure, cyber security