Trump Praises Takedown of 'Jeff Bozo'

He taunts Amazon CEO over divorce
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2019 4:02 AM CST
Updated Jan 14, 2019 6:54 AM CST
President Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – One of the world's most powerful men took to Twitter on Sunday night to taunt the world's richest man about his divorce. President Trump praised the National Enquirer and mocked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, as "Jeff Bozo" after the Enquirer published a report on Bezos' alleged affair with Lauren Sanchez, including numerous racy texts, the Daily Beast reports. "So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post," the president tweeted. "Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!"

Trump—whose friend, David Pecker, owns the Enquirer's parent company—has repeatedly targeted Bezos in the past, accusing him of using the Post to lobby for Amazon, the Hill notes. The Enquirer reported that Bezos, who announced his divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos last week, had been seeing former TV anchor Sanchez for at least nine months before the announcement. Sources tell Page Six that Bezos and Sanchez are still very much in love and he doesn't blame her for the leak of texts that include: "I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon." (The twice-divorced Trump had another message for Bezos last week.)

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