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US: Jeff Bezos congratulates Trump, wishes him ‘great success’

 |  November 10, 2016

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who once joked about blasting Donald Trump into space, congratulated the new president-elect in a tweet Thursday morning.

The tech and business communities have displayed a variety of feelings on Trump’s victory. Some are upset, others stunned and some were diplomatic about the outcome. Bezos is taking an open-minded approach to his sometimes rival.

Trump’s first dustup with Bezos came late last year. Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million. Trump has claimed he used the paper to influence politicians in Washington DC and keep them from taxing Amazon.

Trump has alluded to the possibility that Amazon could face antitrust issues under his presidency. In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News in May he said: “He’s worried about me — I think he said that to somebody, it was in some article — where he thinks I would go after him for antitrust, because he’s got a huge antitrust problem, because he’s controlling so much. Amazon is controlling so much of what they’re doing.”

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