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US: Trump tweets fifth Amazon attack this week, now involving China

 |  April 5, 2018

President Donald Trump tweeted another attack on Amazon, his fifth in a week, this time focusing his criticism on The Washington Post, which is owned by the online retailer’s CEO, Jeff Bezos.

“The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon’s ‘chief lobbyist,’ has another (of many) phony headlines,” the president tweeted, criticizing the newspaper’s coverage of the US trade standoff with China.

Trump’s tweet was aimed at an article in the Thursday, April 5, morning edition of the Post, which said that the president “showed no sign” of backing down during trade tensions with China.

Trump’s slam on The Post came on the heels of his own spokeswoman’s admission Wednesday that the stock market’s recent roller-coaster ride, which was widely attributed to the president’s budding China trade war, could give investors “short-term pain” before Wall Street rebounds.

“The president is worried that we have countries that have been taking advantage of us for decades and that he’s not going to allow that to happen anymore,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. “We may have a little bit of short-term pain but we’re certainly going to have long-term success.”

Beijing shoved back hard Wednesday after the administration published a 43-page collection of Chinese goods it planned to hit with new tariffs, retaliating with a list of similar duties on US imports including soybeans, planes, cars, beef and chemicals.

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