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Donald Trump’s campaign spent big bucks with Amazon — despite his angry tweets

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President Trump has been increasingly agitated about Amazon over the last few days, speaking angrily about the company on several occasions.

It’s unclear whether this is because he genuinely doesn’t understand that the U.S. Postal Service makes money off the company, or because his friends own failing shopping malls, or because he’s just jealous of the success of the online retail giant owned by the richest man in human history.

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But despite what Trump has said, he’s also a very loyal customer of Amazon. In fact, CBS News uncovered documents that show that Trump’s campaign spent $158,498.41 to buy office supplies during his campaign.

The average transaction for the campaign was $418.20. The largest splurge was $3,890 in one order.

And it didn’t end after the 2016 election. The Donald J. Trump for President committee still shops with Amazon, spending $2,000 with the company last year, FEC records show.


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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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