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President Trump took to Twitter late Monday to call out The Washington Post and ask if the paper is being used as a 'lobbyist weapon' for internet giant Amazon.
“Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?” Trump tweeted.Billionaire Jeff Bezos owns the paper and is the founder of Amazon.
Amazon.com collects state sales taxes in all 45 states with a sales tax and the District of Columbia, according to their website. State governments have sought to capture sales taxes lost to internet retailers, though they have struggled with a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that retailers must have a physical presence in a state before officials can make them collect sales tax.
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