JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, fresh from a work trip overseas, unloaded on everything that\u2019s holding back U.S. businesses. "It's almost an embarrassment being an American traveling around the world," Dimon, 61, said on a conference call with analysts. He doesn't like listening to the "stupid shit" Americans have to deal with, expressing frustration over the nation\u2019s inability to invest in infrastructure and overhaul the tax code. "There would be much stronger growth if there were more intelligent decisions and less gridlock." Dimon heaped his ire on the U.S. media during an earlier call with reporters to discuss JPMorgan\u2019s second-quarter results. Reporters should focus on the major issues the nation faces rather than the vagaries of the firm\u2019s trading businesses, he said. The biggest U.S. bank reported record profit despite a 19 percent revenue drop for its bond-trading franchise. "The United States of America has to start to focus on policy which is good for all Americans, and that is infrastructure, regulation, taxation, education," Dimon said. "Why you guys don\u2019t write about it every day is completely beyond me. And, like, who cares about fixed-income trading in the last two weeks of June? I mean, seriously." Drug Epidemic Dimon, his voice rising, reeled off statistics to highlight the nation\u2019s failures: Half of the kids in \u201cinner-city schools\u201d don\u2019t graduate; the opioid epidemic claims 35,000 lives a year; and the U.S. hasn\u2019t built a major airport in 20 years, he said. Dimon had just returned from visiting Israel, Ireland and France, where governments \u201cdeeply recognize\u201d the importance of a competitive corporate tax scheme, he said. While bemoaning policies that have restrained economic growth, Dimon, who\u2019s a member of President Donald Trump\u2019s advisory council of business leaders, stopped short of blaming the administration. Gridlock in Washington isn\u2019t likely to further harm U.S. growth rates because they\u2019re already muted by bad policies, Dimon said. A reporter, in a follow-up question, asked the CEO if he\u2019s frustrated with the Trump administration. "No," Dimon said. "That was frustration with you."