Tech CEOs Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after their victory in the U.S. presidential election Saturday.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos celebrated Biden and Harris’ win in an Instagram post. Bezos said their victory signifies that “unity, empathy and decency are not characteristics of a bygone era.”
Bezos has had a poor relationship with President Donald Trump throughout his presidency. Trump has continually aimed at Jeff Bezos over his possession of The Washington Post, Amazon’s tax record and its relationship with the Postal Service.
Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, who has been a nitpicker of Trump’s coronavirus response, said he looked forward to “working with the new government and leaders on both sides in Congress on getting the surging pandemic under control.”
Microsoft President Brad Smith, however, penned a blog post congratulating Biden and Harris, while calling for unity across the country.
If we are to move forward as a nation, we must build new bridges to close the gaps that divide us.