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Washington Post Responds To Trump’s Amazon Tweets Through CNN

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

The Washington Post responded to President Donald Trump’s attacks on Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos with an article on CNN.com Tuesday.

Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, has become a target for Trump in recent weeks, as the federal government is discussing reining in tech giants with more regulation.

“The president has been blasting Amazon on Twitter, contributing to a sell-off of the company’s stock,” the CNN article reads. “One of the president’s tweets brought up the Post connection by saying the paper should register as an Amazon lobbyist.”

“Many observers have concluded that Trump’s anti-Amazon statements are, at least in part, a form of punishment for the Post’s aggressive coverage,” the article continues. “The newsroom frequently breaks news about the administration and the opinion pages employ many Trump critics.”

Washington Post CEO Fred Ryan told CNN that the newspaper “operates with complete independence in making all news and editorial decisions. We alone decide what to publish.”

“It is preposterous and disingenuous to suggest that The Post is used to advance Jeff’s other commercial interests,” Ryan added

Trump tweeted his concerns about Amazon last week and had members of his administration echo his calls for greater reform in the tech industry.

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