Sunday, November 13, 2016

Will Donald Trump Settle a Score and Go After Amazon and Jeff Bezos?

The Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post was one of the most aggressive anti-Trump newspapers in the country during the run-up to the election.

There wasn't a day you couldn't find a half dozen new hit pieces on Trump. Will Trump settle the score when he gets to the Oval office?

Recode thinks he might:
Donald Trump said Amazon and Jeff Bezos have a ‘huge antitrust problem.’ Now they may.
The president-elect is certainly one to hold grudges.

Let’s state the obvious: Donald Trump and Amazon CEO, and Washington Post owner, Jeff Bezos do not see eye to eye. And that becomes a more concerning prospect for Bezos and Amazon now that Trump is president-elect.

In May, after learning of the large team of Washington Post reporters looking into his past, Trump told conservative TV commentator Sean Hannity that Bezos was using the paper to damage Trump’s chances because he feared what a President Trump would mean for Amazon.
"He thinks I'll go after him for antitrust," Trump said at the time. "Because he's got a huge antitrust problem because he's controlling so much, 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."


  1. Bezos was certainly using wapo to ingratiate amazon with a Clinton administration. So not much sympathy from me if his plan backfired. If you feed the government beast, do not be surprised if it ends up eating you.

  2. I'm a big fan of the services Amazon has provided, but despise both cronyism and the feds policies on perceived "monopoly" (defined as big companies I don't like).

    May take on Trump during the Campaign was that he was genuine, most of the crap the left complained about was for show, he strengthened the first amendment, gave hope to quit, hardworking middle Americans tired of PC bull crap. But also, his arrogance and economic rhetoric was troubling. However, if he pulls something like this, I'll turn full circle on the smug twit.