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Trump-Bezos War Escalates: "Is WaPo 'Lobbyist Weapon For Amazon' Against Congress?"

After a

, President Trump just unleashed 'hell' once again at Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, and Amazon.com.

President Trump took his first shot at what appears to be referencing an article about his decision to end a CIA program that backed Syrian rebels. The Post reported last week that Trump shuttered a CIA program to support Syrian rebels in the fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a major victory for Russia. Russian officials had reportedly seen the program as an attack on the country’s interests...

The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad.....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Which seemed to stir him up even more, taking a shot at CNN and once again reminding his followers of Amazon's tax position...

So many stories about me in the

are Fake News. They are as bad as ratings challenged . Lobbyist for Amazon and taxes?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Which then rapidly escalated to what could - by some - be seen as a threat...

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)

It is not the first time that Trump has suggested that Amazon should be paying more than it currently does in taxes. In a speech outlining his 100-day action plan last October in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Trump remarked that “Amazon, which through its ownership controls the Washington Post, should be paying massive taxes but it’s not paying. It’s a very unfair playing field and you see what that’s doing to department stores all over the country.”

It’s unclear exactly what tax issue Trump was referring to in his criticism of Amazon, the e-commerce giant has been collecting sales taxes in all states that have a sales tax since April 1. States are generally barred from requiring remote sellers to collect sales taxes unless they have a physical presence in the state under a 1992 Supreme Court ruling. The issue has split Republicans in Congress, with some supporting legislation that would give states more collection authority and others pushing to codify the Supreme Court ruling.

With Jeff Bezos now a few ticks away from becoming the richest man in the world, one wonders if the only chance a relatively 'poor' Donald Trump has is under the guise of government to go after the serial propagandist newspaper.