Look out Jeff Bezos -- Donald Trump is coming for you. But should Amazon (AMZN) and its investors be worried?
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee slammed Amazon founder and CEO Bezos in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity Thursday, accusing him of using The Washington Post, which he bought in 2013, as a tool to influence tax policy and implying the company engages in illegal monopolistic practices.
"Every hour we're getting calls from reporters from The Washington Post asking ridiculous questions," he said. "And I will tell you, this is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos...Amazon is getting away with murder, tax-wise. He's using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed."
Trump said he believes Bezos is worried that as president he will utilize antitrust laws to come after Amazon.
"Because he's got a huge antitrust problem because Amazon is controlling so much of what they are doing. He's using The Washington Post, which is peanuts, he's using that for political purposes to save Amazon in terms of taxes and in terms of antitrust," he said.
The GOP candidate's comments come in response to revelations from Post associate editor Bob Woodward Wednesday that the publication has assigned 20 staffers to dig into Trump's life and is also planning on a book.
"There's a lot we don't know," he told the National Association of Realtors convention in Washington. "We have 20 people working on Trump, we're going to do a book, we're doing articles about every phase of his life."