President Donald Trump took to Twitter (TWTR) Wednesday to once again fire off at retail and tech giant Amazon.com (AMZN) , this time criticizing the company for taking jobs and causing "great damage" to tax paying retailers across the country.
Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
Trump has been quick to lambaste Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for both his work at the retailer and his ownership of the Washington Post, or the "Amazon Washington Post," as Trump refers to it. The beef between the two goes back to before Trump was elected.
His attacks have often centered on inaccurate accusations over Amazon's tax practices. Amazon pays taxes and since March has been collecting sales taxes on purchases in all 50 states.
Trump's tirade against Amazon, Bezos and the Washington Post ticked up this summer, when Trump tweeted about the three seven times in six weeks.
Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
It's worth noting that Trump wasn't always so critical of Amazon. He directed his followers to the ecommerce site to purchase his book, "Time to Get Tough," four times in late 2011.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2011
My new book, Time To Get Tough, comes out on December 5th. Pre-order on Amazon.com. It's the best book I've ever written.
Amazon stock traded down 0.46% to $978.18 Wednesday.
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