Understand EVERYTHING in his tweet was WRONG or an LIE! But the media will not call him a complete lier. FYI AMAZON saved the post office from the GOP and they hate that even MORE!
President Trump once again lashed out at Amazon.com, the online retailing giant, on Thursday morning, saying he has long had concerns about the company’s business practices.
Trump has periodically criticized Amazon before and since becoming president. Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, also owns The Washington Post.
Trump’s latest critique comes after Amazon’s stock took a hit Wednesday following the publication of a report in Axios that Trump was “obsessed” with the retail giant, according to a person interviewed by the publication. Shares fell more than 4 percent on Wednesday and continued their tumble Thursday, falling more than 3.8 percent in morning trading.
“Unlike others, [Amazon pays] little or no taxes to state & local governments,” the president tweeted Thursday. (Amazon does collect taxes in states that charge a sales tax.)
Some of Trump’s claims about Amazon have not been based on complete information. Amazon, for example, does collect taxes on products it sells to customers in the 45 states with a sales tax. Items sold by third-party vendors, however, may have different arrangements. The company has also said it supports legislation that would require other online retailers to pay state and local sales taxes.
Amazon and U.S. Postal Service declined to comment on Trump’s tweet Thursday.
Trump’s use of social media to call out individual people and companies has been unprecedented for a president. His other Twitter targets have included Apple, Boeing and General Motors, as well as media outlets including The Washington Post, the New York Times and CNN.
The president has long been vocal with his disapproval of Amazon.