Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher appeared on CNN on Sunday to give his take on what is behind President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of online retailer Amazon and The Post.
To the surprise of no one, Fischer sided with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — who happens to own the Washington Post — to suggest the president of the United Sates, the man sitting in the most powerful seat in the entire world, is jealous of Bezos.
CNN’ Brian Stelter played a clip of Trump saying The Post is essentially a “lobbyist” for Amazon and, in a sense of just how comical “journalism” can be at CNN, he asked an employee of the newspaper to refute the claim.
“The Washington Post has done really a lot of critical reporting about Amazon, has really bashed some of its products and reviews so The Post has gone to some lengths to show its independence from Amazon which happens to share the same owner,” Fisher offered.
If that didn’t get him in good graces with the boss, his following remarks are sure to accomplished the task.
Citing the prerequisite anonymous White House sources that Trump often claims are non-existent, Fisher said the president is jealous of Bezos’ money.
“But what’s really going on here is that the president, according to some people inside the White House, has a kind of a jealousy issue with Jeff Bezos,” he explained. “Where Forbes came out recently with its new list of the wealthiest billionaires and Jeff Bezos is at #1 and the president’s at #766 — [Trump’s] had a long-standing obsession with that Forbes list and doesn’t like where he is on it.”
Never mind that Trump, who announced he’ll forego the traditional presidential salary, taking just $1 of the $400,000, as the Constitution dictates he cannot reject the salary, donating the rest of the money, turned control of his business empire over to his sons.
And while the president retains a financial stake and profits from their business dealings, according to NBC News, it’s not hard to surmise that he has made personal sacrifices to, as he tweeted shortly after the 2016 election, “fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Fisher went on to claim that Trump, who the left always complains spends too much time tweeting, “doesn’t use a computer” and has no concept of just what e-commerce is, saying he’s bothered that Amazon can hurt local businesses.
All of which calls attention to President Trump’s tweet Sunday: “The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage – more like a poorly written novel than good reporting.”
The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage – more like a poorly written novel than good reporting. Always quoting sources (not names), many of which don’t exist. Story on John Kelly isn’t true, just another hit job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018
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