Amazon more than ever in the eye of Hurricane Trump

President Donald Trump Again Targeted the Internet Giant Amazon Saturday, Denouncing the Group of the World's Richest Man, Jeff Bezos for his tax practices and his use of the American Post, for the second time in three days. "Since we are talking about it, it is said that the US Post is losing an average of $ 1.5 each parcel delivered by Amazon, which makes billions of dollars in total," Donald Trump said in a first morning tweet.

Saying quote the New York Times, he says that this newspaper "indicates that + the size of the group's lobbying team has exploded +". Then he tackles the Washington Post, owned by Jeff Bezos, writing that these alleged teams of Amazon lobbyists "do not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a + lobbyist + and should REGISTER as such". "If La Poste + increased its prices for parcels, Amazon's delivery costs would rise by $ 2.6 billion." The La Poste scam must stop, Amazon must pay the real price (and its taxes) now! " , concludes US President.

Fall of stock market action

The Washington Post quickly responded to these accusations in an online article informing about these tweets: "The Post operates independently of Amazon, although this media is owned personally by Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon. " On Thursday, the US president had already publicly worried, in a tweet, the little tax that he think Amazon would pay in the United States. The day before, Wednesday, rumors about his desire to frame the domination of the Internet giant had dropped the share price on the stock market.

If the antipathy of the American president for the founder of Amazon is Well known, the case was indeed relaunched Wednesday by an article on the site Axios stating the "obsession" of the US president for Amazon and his desire to attack the group through antitrust laws. In the past, Amazon has been criticized many times, in the United States as well as in Europe, for its tax optimization practices that have led to a sharp drop in taxes. But that changed with the rise in profits of the company, which paid $ 412 million in taxes to the federal government in 2016.

(With AFP)

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