Trump's New Target: Amazon.com

He calls out founder Jeff Bezos
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2016 8:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Donald Trump seems to have a big new target in his sights: Amazon.com and its founder, Jeff Bezos. In a Thursday interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Trump accused Bezos of using his Washington Post to try to keep Trump out of the White House. Why? He said Amazon has a "huge antitrust problem" and Bezos is afraid that Trump will go after the company as president. He also said the site is "getting away with murder tax-wise" and that Bezos is using the Post "for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed," reports Reuters.

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As Fox News points out, the allegations stem from what sounds like a major investigation the Post is conducting into Trump. On Wednesday, the newspaper's Bob Woodward told the National Association of Realtors that "we're going to do a book, we're doing articles about every phase of his life," and that 20 reporters have been put on the story. Trump is preemptively attacking the effort, telling Hannity the book would be filled with "false stuff," per USA Today. "Every hour we're getting calls from reporters from the Washington Post asking ridiculous questions," he said. (Read more Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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