Trump attacks Amazon again after aide denies policy changes

30 March, 2018, 09:13 | Author: Yolanda Murray
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President Trump ramped up his attacks against Amazon on Thursday, tweeting that he has long had "concerns" about the online retailer, even before the election. The report has sparked a ton of speculation about what that will mean for Amazon moving forward, and Trump only added to that with an early-morning tweet. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new position in shares of Amazon.com in the 2nd quarter valued at $121,000. "Obsessed." President Trump is reportedly considering altering Amazon's tax treatment as he is anxious that the e-commerce giant may put small, privately owned "mom-and-pop" stores out of business.

Donald Trump is never one to shy away from speaking his mind on Twitter, using the highly accessible social media platform to spew some stream-of-conscious musings on any given topic. Amazon has already agreed to collect sales taxes in all 45 states that impose them on items it sells directly.

Deliveries for Amazon and other online retailers are the fastest-growing part of USPS' business, helping offset a sharp decline in regular first-class mail.

Trump's criticism on taxes referred to "third party" sellers (CNBC). "And that puts brick-and-mortar retail stores at a disadvantage".

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This is not the first time the president went after Amazon. "Amazon vendors that can run through the Amazon Marketplace. don't collect the sales tax". Amazon pays taxes in most states.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on April 17 in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case that could make online sales taxes required for all purchases.

"Not only do Amazon packages cover their own costs", a source involved with the partnership told Benzinga, "but they help keep the overall service alive".

"A lot of people have made this, with respect to Amazon, about personalities and the CEO at Amazon - we're talking about Jeff Bezos here", he said on Thursday on the Fox News channel.

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You could also point out that large box retailers were themselves responsible for the virtual disappearance of small chain shops on Main Street because they used their massive economies of scale to undercut them, while at the same using society's shift toward motorcars to open up large stores outside of town where the rent was much cheaper. But other megastores like Walmart share much of the blame for that.

On later Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the White House has no plan on any policy move directed at Amazon.

So the real question is: what does Trump have against The Washington Post? "(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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