Jamie Dimon vented his frustrations with Washington at the virtual New York Times Dealbook conference this morning.
“We need to help the citizens of America," the JPMorgan (JPM) CEO said. "We need fiscal stimulus, we need to help the unemployed and small businesses until [...] a vaccine is here.”
The pandemic has disproportionately affected lower-income earners, he added. "That part of society is suffering." His message to lawmakers in DC was clear: "Just get it done."
"Thank god we have these vaccines coming. Thank god," Dimon said.
But first, "we need a peaceful transition" to the next administration, whether you like the election outcome or not, he said.
On the role of business in policy making, Dimon made an appeal for collaboration between the private and public sectors.
"You’re not going to get diversity and inclusion without companies doing it," he said. "I’m a patriot before I’m the CEO of JPMorgan."