Key Words: ‘What a crock of shit,’ says Sam Zell on CNBC after Democrat Meeks details his support for Amazon HQ2 in New York

Billionaire Sam Zell had choice words for Congressman Gregory Meeks on Wednesday during a morning interview on CNBC:

‘What a crock of shit.’

Sam Zell

The legendary real-estate mogul, in the waning moments of an interview on the business-news channel, appeared to suggest that the Democratic representative from New York’s 5th Congressional District was less than sincere in efforts to negotiate a favorable deal with Amazon on its now-abandoned HQ2 project planned for Long Island City in Queens.

Meeks, whose district is largely in Queens and stretches into suburban Nassau County, described his contribution to the negotiations as aiming to ensure that race and gender and minority communities benefited from a deal that ostensibly would have brought as many as 25,000 jobs to the area.

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