CNN guest mocks Trump's 'very confused ideas' about how much influence Amazon has over Washington Post
Donald Trump on Meet the Press (NBC screen grab)

President Donald Trump on Thursday launched another broadside at online retailing giant Amazon, and CNN's Wolf Blitzer decided to ask Washington Post columnist Katherine Rampell about the reasons for the president's attacks.


Rampell speculated that while Trump might be jealous of the fact that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth many times what Trump is worth, she thinks the real motive behind the attacks is his personal hatred for the Washington Post, which Bezos now owns.

"Trump has these very confused ideas about the relationship between Amazon and the Washington Post," she said. "If you look back at all the times he has attacked Amazon -- and there have been a dozen tweets over the last year and a half, couple of years -- they often seem to be prompted by what he sees as critical coverage by the Washington Post."

Blitzer then pivoted back to Trump potentially being jealous of Bezos -- and he pointed out that Forbes now lists Bezos' net wealth at more than 30 times the net wealth of Trump.

"Do you think these numbers feed the president's anger at Jeff Bezos?" Blitzer asked.

"I think that's possible," Rampell replied. "I think we need to pause for a moment and just reflect on how crazy it is that the sitting President of the United States appears to be taking actions to drive down the stock price of what he perceives to be a political enemy."

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