Amazon announced its intentions this week to go live from New York with one of its new headquarters locations. On late-night television, Jeff Bezos, as played by host Steve Carell, was live from New York in a “Saturday Night Live” spoof that hinted at why the tech giant may have chosen Queens and Northern Virginia.
“Amazon just announced the location of its two new headquarters, in New York and Virginia, and everyone, except the people who live there and all the places we didn’t choose, is thrilled,” Bezos said.
Despite speculation that the Amazon founder might be trolling President Trump, by setting up shop in the city where Trump is from and the city where he now lives, Bezos downplayed that idea — barely.
“I chose our new locations because they were ideal for growing business,” Bezos said. “Not just to make Donald Trump think about how I’m literally 100 times richer than he is.”
As fake Bezos flipped through the Washington Post and showed off a delivery drone with Trump-like hair, the digs at the president came quicker and quicker.
Bezos even said that in Virginia the company will be very close to Arlington National Cemetery, and got in a jab at Trump’s failure to visit the sacred location on Veterans Day last week.
“We can pay our respects to fallen veterans, even when it’s raining outside,” Bezos said.