Analyzing Trump's vendetta with Amazon

Amazon value drops $53 billion following report that Trump is

President Trump escalated his attack on Amazon on Thursday, alleging the retail and cloud-hosting behemoth shortchanges taxpayers and attacking its use of the US Postal Service and its impact on traditional retailers.

U.S. President Donald Trump was voicing concern about Amazon.com Inc when he commented about the company on Twitter on Thursday, but the administration has no action dealing with the company at this time, the White House said. "He has made it clear that his concerns-you know, some users of Amazon are not paying state sales taxes, which is putting many brick and mortar retailers out of business", she alleged.

The report, published by Axios, said the president has considered going after Amazon "with antitrust or competition law", and that his friends in real estate have vented to him about Amazon hurting their business. Amazon now collects sales tax from customers in every state that has such a tax on products it sells directly, but the president may be referring to goods sold by third-party sellers.

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Amazon has an agreement with the US Postal Service to deliver some parcels at bulk rates - a deal which some say provides a subsidy to the company but which others say helps the beleaguered postal operation.

Amazon's stock is tumbling-it slid 4% on Wednesday, which translates to a loss of $53 billion, reports Gizmodo-and the slide was continuing on Thursday.

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Trump's attacks on Amazon reflect a broader debate about its effect on the USA economy.

But Trump's criticism of Amazon is not based in fact.

The president is correct that Amazon does not always collect city and local sales taxes, according to analysis earlier this week by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. "We think, for the most part, that it would be hard for the current administration to materially change the landscape for Amazon". While consumption habits, the over-supply of malls and megastores like Walmart played a role, so did e-commerce.

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Amazon-Washington Post connection. While Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon and the owner of the Washington Post, there is no evidence that he has interfered in the editorial decisions (Fortune). "(Bezos is) using the Washington Post for power", Trump said in a May 2016 interview with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity.

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