Hot Mic Catches Sam Zell on CNBC Reacting to Dem Congressman on Failed Amazon Deal: ‘What a Crock of Shit!’


Billionaire real-estate mogul Sam Zell was on CNBC this morning speaking with Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) about the renewed effort to revive the failed Amazon deal, and a hot mic caught a hot moment after the discussion ended.

Zell was co-hosting Squawk Box and interviewing Meeks about the deal. Meeks was a co-signer on an open letter to Amazon a few days ago imploring the company not to abandon the so-called HQ2 plans, which were publicly opposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats.

Meeks had just told Zell that he wasn’t one of the “handful” who were blocking the bid but added as time ran out that he wants any deal to be ‘inclusive”, a reference to the social justice objections raised by the opposing Democrats. Zell ended the interview and the show’s anchor Melissa Lee had begun to move on. But Zell’s mic was still hot.

“What a crock of shit,” he said right into the mic.

Lee’s reaction was priceless. Watch above, courtesy of CNBC.

Squawk Box, where anything can happen,” she said as they went into commercial.

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