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Trump accuses Amazon of Not Paying Enough Taxes
The e-commerce giant hurts “towns, cities and states” and causes “job losses,” he says.
Donald Trump has reloaded against Amazon, the e-commerce giant whose business is “doing great damage to retailers – sales – who pay taxes.” The president of the United States has assured via Twitter that the company presided over by Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, “wounds towns, cities and states” while provoking “job losses” with his delivery model.
The president has published the tweet on rising in the morning, as usual, the first before another string of comments on violence in Charlottesville, North Korea or Alabama. His words have had an immediate effect on Amazon shares, which fell just after being published and then recovered, to win, and close the day with a slight loss.
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Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump are not exactly close friends. The New York millionaire has created his image of anti-stablishment man precisely because of his clarity in criticizing people as the CEO of Amazon, but not only him. He has also had successive statements against Apple, whom he said would “force them to fabricate their damn phones in the United States.”
Bezos has become, voluntarily or involuntarily, one of Trump’s ‘enemies to beat’, an example of the practices that supposedly have sunk America. In December of 2015 the president today accused him of avoiding taxes thanks to the Washington Post, one of the most influential newspapers of the country and property of the multimillionaire from 2013.
The president of the e-commerce giant has not spared criticism in the past to the current US president, such as this 2015 tweet where he sarcastically advocated “sending him to the moon.”
“Finally trashed by @realDonaldTrump,” the tweet reads. “Will still reserve him a seat on the Blue Origin rocket. #sendDonaldtospace”