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Trump attacks Amazon: 'Doing great damage to tax paying retailers'

August 16,2017 17:15

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President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday morning 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!" he continued.
Amazon stock fell by about 0.5% following the president's tweet.
Amazon has been a frequent target of Trump on Twitter. "Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?" Trump tweeted in July. The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.
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 host Brian Stelter suggested that Trump's most recent attack on Amazon could be related to a headline in The Post.
Trump previously linked Amazon with The Post and claimed that the newspaper lobbied for Amazon.

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