Preet Bharara just gave Amazon an ingenious plan to get revenge on Trump


In recent days, President Trump has taken to launching nonsensical attacks on Amazon, accusing the company of unfairly exploiting the United States Post Office to deliver packages. In reality, the Post Office makes money off Amazon, and its continued business is one of the main pillars keeping the struggling federal organization afloat.

Why then, is Trump attacking Amazon? An obvious answer would be that he simply doesn’t know the facts. He’s known for saying things he thinks to be true without evidence and has a tenuous grasp on reality on the best of days.

There is, however, a far more sinister, and far more likely explanation for his war against the shipping and shopping giant. Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos. Bezos also owns The Washington Post, a publication that has broken some of the most damning stories about the Trump administration to date.

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It seems likely that Trump is attacking Amazon because he doesn’t like how The Post has been covering his presidency. It’s an extremely petty, extremely immoral thing to do, so it’s in perfect fitting with the president’s personality and ignominious track record.

Vanity Fair reports that Trump is planning to escalate his attacks on Amazon to get at Bezos. “He gets obsessed with something, and now he’s obsessed with Bezos. Trump is like, how can I f*ck with him?,” one source told Vanity Fair.

Trump’s attacks are already having an effect, and Amazon stock has dropped in recent days. There is, of course, an unavoidable irony in the “pro-business” president using his substantial powers and influence to attack a private company. Once again, Trump’s ego hypocritically has trumped his espoused beliefs.


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Now, Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who was fired by the Trump administration, has now waded into the Trump-Amazon scandal with a bold suggestion.

Bharara took to Twitter to suggest that Bezos, who has a net worth of over $120 billion, buy Twitter and then proceed to delete Trump’s account. The move would infuriate the president, and remove his ability to throw public tantrums whenever he likes. In other words, it’s a great idea.


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Robert Haffey

Robert Haffey is a political writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.