President Donald Trump has “a jealousy issue” with Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, a Post senior editor said Sunday.
In an interview on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Marc Fisher weighed in on Trump’s escalating attacks on the Post, including a post in which he charged the newspaper was a “lobbyist.”
“Do you think he's trying to get under Jeff Bezos’s skin?” Fisher was asked by host Brian Stelter.
“You can make the very same correlation looking at some critical Washington Post stories that somehow get under the president's skin and then he immediately attacks the Washington Post and Amazon pretending they're one and the same, when they happen to share an owner, but nothing more,” he said.
The Washington Post has done some critical reporting on Amazon, bashed some of his posts and reviews, Fisher said.
“But what's really going on here is that the president, according to some people inside the White House, has sort of a jealousy issue with Jeff Bezos, where Jeff Bezos is at number one and Trump is at number 766” on the Forbes list of billionaires.
“Donald Trump… doesn't use a computer has never sent an email, so the whole idea of E commerce, he just doesn't get,” he continued. “He's a bricks and mortar kind of guy. … it's a legitimate position that it gets lost in the bluster of Donald Trump.”
A clip of the exchange was posted by Mediaite.
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