Trump quietly met with a major tech CEO whose company is locked in competition with Amazon for a Pentagon contract worth billions

From Business Insider:

President Donald Trump apparently dined with Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz on Tuesday night amid his repeated berating of Amazon, a company with which Oracle is in direct competition to land a Pentagon contract worth billions.

Bloomberg reported on Tuesday evening that Trump would dine with Catz and the billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel. The White House did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider about what was discussed at the meeting.

The meeting came amid Trump’s war of words with Amazon. On Tuesday, he tweeted that he was “right” about his criticism of the internet giant’s use of the US Postal Service, later telling reporters that Amazon was causing numerous store closures.

Trump has criticized Amazon for well more than a year, often tying the company to The Washington Post, owned by Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos. […]

Catz, meanwhile, is one of Trump’s closest allies in Silicon Valley. She was part of his presidential transition team in 2016 and more recently was said to be a candidate to replace H.R. McMaster as the national security adviser.

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