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Trump Escalates Amazon Feud, Demands WaPo “REGISTER”


A source told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that the “whole post office thing” has been “explained to [Trump] in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon.” Amazon pays the same bulk rate as other shippers, and USPS is legally required to avoid shipping at a loss.

P.S. … Newspapers are not required to register as lobbyists. But Trump has singled out the Post for being owned by Amazon owner Jeff Bezos. Back in July, the president called WaPo a “lobbyist weapon” for Amazon.

Capitol Hill wants Facebook’s blood, but President Trump isn’t interested. Instead, the tech behemoth Trump wants to go after is Amazon, according to five sources who’ve discussed it with him. “He’s obsessed with Amazon,” a source said. “Obsessed.” What we’re hearing: Trump has talked about changing Amazon’s tax treatment because he’s worried about mom-and-pop retailers being put out of business.

Source: @axios.com


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