Trump: Amazon Has An ‘Uneven Playing Field’

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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President Donald Trump attacked Amazon and The Washington Post again on Thursday, insisting that Amazon has an “uneven playing field.”

Trump insisted earlier this week that the U.S. Postal Service loses money when they deliver packages from Amazon. He also accused Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon and The Washington Post, of directing editorial content at WaPo.

On Thursday, he again addressed the giant corporation and wondered if something needed to be done to put them on an “even playing field.”

“Amazon is just not on an even playing field,” Trump told the press pool. “They have a tremendous lobbying effort, in addition to having The Washington Post.”

“What they have is a very uneven playing field. Look at the sales tax situation.”

“We’ll see what happens. The Post Office is not doing well with Amazon … we’re going to see what happens. The playing field has to be leveled,” he said when asked if he would do anything with Amazon. I’m going to study it and we’re going to take a pretty serious look.”

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