Trump attacks Washington Post
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Amazon.com on Thursday, targeting the newspaper, owned privately by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the company’s “chief lobbyist” in a Twitter post.
Trump, who regularly lashes out against what he perceives as critical articles in the Post and other prominent U.S. news outlets, took issue with a trade story headline on China retaliating with trade penalties against U.S. products.
“The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon’s “chief lobbyist,” has another (of many) phony headlines,” Trump wrote.
The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon’s “chief lobbyist,” has another (of many) phony headlines, “Trump Defiant As China Adds Trade Penalties.” WRONG! Should read, “Trump Defiant as U.S. Adds Trade Penalties, Will End Barriers And Massive I.P. Theft.” Typically bad reporting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2018
Amazon and the Washington Post did not immediately respond to requests for a comment.
Trump has been vocal in his opposition of Amazon’s use of the U.S. Postal Service, claiming the postal service is losing money delivering Amazon packages.
He has also accused the company of not paying enough taxes and putting small retailers out of business, adding to investors’ worries that the company could be subject to more regulation. But he offered no evidence to back up his criticisms and did not suggest any actions he would take.