(NEW YORK POST) — Mark it down as another outbreak of Trump Derangement Syndrome: A single Web site reports gossip that the president is more concerned over Amazon than Facebook, and liberal media explode with outrage and race to the defense of the online retailer — one of the most profitable corporations in America.
That prompted the Tweeter-in-Chief to shoot back Thursday and again Saturday, saying, “Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the US), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!” and noting that its lobbying staff has ballooned.
President Trump is on one side of an issue? Cue a press stampede to embrace the other side.
Fine: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post, which seems to devote half of each day’s paper to Trump-bashing. Also fine for fact-checkers to jump on one Trump claim: The Postal Service actually turns a nice profit on its Amazon deliveries.
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But his other points plainly go to real issues. Amazon is helping to devastate brick-and-mortar retail — you have noticed all those empty storefronts even in Manhattan, haven’t you? Malls are dying across the country.