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Fox News reports that Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, has gone on the offensive against Amazon founder/CEO Jeff Bezos, saying that he bought the Washington Post in order to use it to influence corporate tax policy.

"Amazon is getting away with murder, tax-wise," Trump told Fox host Sean Hannity on his program yesterday. "He's using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed."

Trump apparently was reacting to comments made by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward, who revealed in a speech this week that the Post has assigned 20 investigative journalists to look into the candidate's life. Woodward also said that the Bezos had urged Post editors "to run as many stories as possible about all the presidential candidates so that voters can't say they were uninformed when they select the next president."

Bezos, Trump told Hannity, "thinks I'll 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 are doing."
KC's View:
If the Washington Post plans to run exhaustive investigative pieces about all the things that Trump and Hillary Clinton would not want us to know about their lives and careers, I suspect they'll have a pretty busy five months between now and the election.

By the way, y'think maybe Rupert Murdoch created Fox News and bought the Wall Street Journal because he wanted to have some influence? Of course he did.

And hasn't Trump bragged about financially supporting both Democrats and Republicans over the years because he wanted to exert influence? Yup.

But let's not let the facts get in the way.