Trump Slams Amazon: ‘They Are Destroying Small Businesses’

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Trump slams Amazon for hurting US businesses

President Donald Trump has slammed online retailer Amazon, accusing the Internet giant of destroying small businesses and stealing jobs from ordinary hardworking Americans. 

Speaking out on Twitter on Wednesday morning, POTUS wrote: “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!”

Politico.com reports: Trump did not specifically accuse Amazon of any particular crime or tactic in his Wednesday morning post to Twitter, but he has in the past accused the retailer of reaping a competitive edge by not paying enough taxes.

The president’s tax-related allegations against Amazon are unclear, since the company has been collecting sales tax in each state that collects them since the beginning of April.

A 1992 Supreme Court ruling generally bars states from collecting sales tax from companies that do not have a physical presence in the state.

Trump has also made a regular habit of attacking Amazon over its connection to The Washington Post, a newspaper that the president feels covers him unfairly.

Both Amazon and the Post are owned by Jeff Bezos, and Trump has accused the newspaper of protecting the retail giant from an increased tax liability with its coverage.

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