Trump accuses Bezos of using the Washington Post to avoid taxes

“Every hour we’re getting calls from reporters from The Washington Post asking ridiculous questions and I will tell you, this is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos, who controls Amazon,” Trump said in response to Hannity’s question about how the paper has assigned some 20 reporters to dig deep into his life.

Amazon is “getting away with murder, tax-wise,” said Trump. “He’s using the Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don’t tax Amazon like they should be taxed.”

Bezos, who purchased the Post in 2013 for $250 million, has a broader “antitrust” problem, Trump alleged.

“Amazon is controlling so much of what they’re doing,” he said. “And what they’ve done is he bought this paper for practically nothing and he’s using that as a tool for political power against me and against people and I’ll tell you what, we can’t let him get away with it.”