Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made what must have been a tempting suggestion to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: Buy Twitter and shut down President Donald Trump's account.
Amazon lost $53 billion in market capital recently after Axios reported that the president wanted to "go after" the company. Trump has had a long-running beef with Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.
In a tweet on Monday, Bharara offered a suggestion that could mitigate Bezos' problems and possibly improve the level of discourse in the U.S.
What if Jeff Bezos bought Twitter with the change in his pocket and shut Trump's account?— Preet Bharara (@Preet Bharara)1522727307.0
While Twitter's $53 billion in market capitalization is not pocket change for Bezos, he could certainly afford to purchase the company. Bezos is said to have a net worth of $114 billion, down from the $130 billion he was said to have before Trump's recent assault on Amazon.
Bezos, however, could take control of Twitter for far less by simply purchasing more than 50 percent of the company's stock.