Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, was responding to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos’ asking about a new Washington Post report that the president has personally pressed the U.S. Postmaster General to double the rate of postal charges on the giant online retailer whose CEO, Jeff Bezos, also owns The Washington Post.
“The president has tweeted about Amazon a lot,” Stephanopoulos said. “Is it appropriate for the president to be singling out companies like this?”
Kudlow responded, “Well, look. I’m not — that not in my lane, OK. I can’t really comment specifically. I haven’t looked at that.”
Stephanopoulos pressed, “Well, it comes under the National Economic Council, doesn’t it?”
Kudlow said, “Well, I suppose so, but again I haven’t been involved in that discussion. Look, the president is a man of many opinions. I think you know that. I think we all know that. It’s up to him. He may be carrying this ball. I can’t comment directly on it.”