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Fri Aug 2, 2019, 05:15 PM

Trump Directs Government to Punish Newspaper Owner

Trump Directs Government to Punish Newspaper Owner

August 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 181 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/08/02/trump-directs-government-to-punish-newspaper-owner/

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Jonathan Chait: “When he was running for president, Donald Trump threatened to single out Amazon for retribution. He is carrying out that threat. The White House has ordered the Defense Department to reexamine a $10 billion cloud-computing contract ‘because of concerns that the deal would go to Amazon,’ the Washington Postreports.”

“It’s not yet possible to prove that Trump is directing this decision as punishment for Jeff Bezos’s ownership of the Post. And proof may never be found. Trump’s Mafia style of management, which the Mueller report chronicles, is designed to avoid leaving a paper trail that would incriminate the boss. (The report shows Trump, among other things, using buffers to carry out his illegal orders and chiding his lawyer for taking notes.)”

“But Trump is also not smart or subtle enough to leave any doubt about his intentions. He has made it abundantly clear both that the Post is the source of his hatred of Amazon, and that his policy grounds for punishing Amazon are pretexts.”

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 05:17 PM

1. Bezos could buy and sell Trump 100 times over with the change under his couch cushions.

Careful which hornets nest you poke, dumbass.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 05:17 PM

2. Well it works out because amazon is prpbably worse than trump

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 05:51 PM

6. Eyes roll at light speed.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 05:29 PM

4. not sure a 10 billion defense contract to Amazon is such a great idea for democracy either (nt)

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 05:32 PM

5. It's like watching Alien and Predator fight

Ya can only hope that they both lose.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:13 PM

7. Add it to the Articles of Impeachment.

One more to what is a very long list that includes treason.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:28 PM

8. Lol why doesn't he just try and pass the Alien and Sedition Acts, 2.0...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 12:45 AM

9. So that 43% of republicans would approve a democrat shutting down Fox news?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142128590

“Freedom of the press may be guaranteed in the Constitution. But a plurality of Republicans want to give President Trump the authority to close down certain news outlets, according to a new public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos and provided exclusively to The Daily Beast.”

So that 43% of republicans would approve a democrat shutting down Fox news?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 12:54 AM

10. WWPD?

What Would Pooty Do?

Dumpy, picking up all the tricks.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:37 AM

11. Looks like Trump isn't the only one upset about WAPO's coverage of him.

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