President Trump publicly criticized Amazon in a tweet on Thursday, citing his concerns with how the online retailer pays its taxes.
I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2018
The tweet comes after Axios reported on Wednesday that Trump wants to take aim at the retail giant, citing the company’s tax treatment.
“He’s obsessed with Amazon,” a source told the outlet. “Obsessed.”
“He’s wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law,” a source who spoke to Trump said, according to Axios.
The president has reportedly cited the company’s treatment of the U.S. Postal Service.
“The whole post office thing, that’s very much a perception he has,” another source said. “It’s been explained to him in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon.”
The president has also frequently taken aim at The Washington Post, which Amazon owner Jeff Bezos purchased in 2013.
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