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Trump Criticizes Amazon For Putting Retailers Out Of Business

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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President Donald Trump slammed Amazon for hurting taxpayers in an early morning tweet Wednesday, blaming the company for Americans losing jobs.

“Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” Trump tweeted.

Trump has criticized Amazon and its owner, billionaire Jeff Bezos in the past, claiming Bezos bought The Washington Post to help Amazon.

“The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad,” Trump tweeted in July. “So many stories about me in the @washingtonpost are Fake News. They are as bad as ratings challenged @CNN. Lobbyist for Amazon and taxes?”

Trump also criticized the link between Bezos, Amazon and The Washington Post while on the campaign trail.

“I have respect for Jeff Bezos, but he bought The Washington Post to have political influence, and I gotta tell you, we have a different country than we used to have,” Trump said during a campaign trail speech . “He wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it. That’s not right. And believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems. They’re going to have such problems.”

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