Trump’s retail therapy puts Bezos in his sights

The US president has spent the week attacking Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos, owner of a newspaper that has been sharply critical of his policies. But, as ever where Trump is concerned, there’s a money angle too

8th April, 2018
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Donald Trump: the US president is waging war on Amazon owner Jeff Bezos Pictures: Getty

On February 26, 2016, when the prospect of Donald Trump’s being US president was unlikely to keep anyone awake at night, the mogul took to the stage at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.

In his usual free-association style, Trump rummaged around his internal grudge repository, looking for a suitably elitist villain to feed to the denim-and-plaid crowd. He seized upon Jeff Bezos: the world’s richest man, Amazon founder and tech nerd, West Coast libertarian...

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