This is the latest Trump Watch article on IMPAKTER – two others were published earlier this week: one about Trump’s obsession with his Border Wall (here) and the other about his thundering silence following last week-end’s March for Our Lives (here) – a silence that I found truly disturbing.
So now, here is the opening of my latest article in the Trump Watch series:
TRUMP WATCH: A SWIPE AT AMAZON, BUT WHY?
Everybody is getting worked up over Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, but Trump has a grudge against another tech giant: Amazon.
On Thursday he lashed out:
I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. 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 U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 march 2018
So why this bizarre obsession with Amazon? Because Bezos, the founder of Amazon, owns the Washington Post, one of the papers Trump fears and hates? Maybe.
But there’s another good reason why: Clearly, Trump has no intention to wade into the on-going Facebook-Analytica scandal. Hot stuff, and it could burn him. The fact that the Trump campaign used Analytica’s “psychographs” to sway election results is deeply embarrassing, and it doesn’t help that to do so it used private data stolen from some 50 million American Facebook users. Moreover, Cambridge Analytica has reportedly still not deleted all the user data as promised.
To read the rest, click here.