In the Wednesday morning’s tweetstorm President Trump blamed The Washington Post for not paying Internet taxes- and he believes that they should:
The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2017
He tweeted in less than 24 hours ago right after the Washington Post accused President Trump for having at least five of his golf clubs, a fake Time Magazine cover featuring himself.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) June 27, 2017
While this tweet was revenge against the Post’s latest hit on Trump, he took it as an opportunity to jab at Post’s owner and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos.
This wasn’t the first time the President to attack Bezos- last year Trump said that Bezos used Post as leverage to skirt taxes for Amazon’s benefit.
In the 2016 interview with Fox News, he said of Bezos, “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.”
It is still unclear what Preisdent Trump meant by “internet taxes” but it is largely known that intrnet tax is not favorable among Republicans. The Republican- controlled Congress in 2015 passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, that permanently prohibited taxation of internet usage by local and state governments.