Amazon chief uses Washington Post to avoid taxes, Trump says
By Associated Press | May 13, 2016, 17:13 EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is using his newspaper to help the online retailer avoid taxes.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tells Fox News that Bezos is “using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don’t tax Amazon like they should be taxed.”
The comments came after the newspaper’s associate editor, Bob Woodward, was quoted as saying the Post has “20 people working on Trump.” The newspaper has also announced plans to publish a book on Trump.
In a statement, Post executive editor Martin Baron says he’s “received no instructions from Jeff Bezos” regarding campaign coverage, and the decision to write a book came from the newsroom. Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The paper published a story Friday morning that said Trump often posed as a public relations representative and spoke to reporters in that guise about himself, his love life and his business interests.