TRUMP ATTACKS AMAZON: ‘Doing great damage’

Jeff bezos amazon sad sombre
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US President Trump claimed on Twitter on Wednesday that “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers.”

“Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!,” the president continued.

Amazon stock fell around 0.5% following the president’s tweet.

Amazon has been a frequent target of the president’s tweets in the past. “Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?,” President Trump tweeted in July.

And in 2015 Trump tweeted that “If @amazon ever had to pay fair taxes, its stock would crash and it would crumble like a paper bag.”

CNN presenter Brian Stelter theorised that Trump’s most recent attack on Amazon could be related to a headline in The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Trump previously linked Amazon with The Washington Post and claimed that the newspaper lobbies for Amazon.