Trump Threatens Owner Of Washington Post With Higher Taxes As Retaliation For Story About Trump’s Fake “Time Magazine” Covers

Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and its owner, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, for its coverage of him and his administration.

“The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Trump’s railing against the Post came after it published an article revealing that fake Time magazine covers with Trump’s photo hung at several of his properties.

It also ran a piece headlined “Who’s afraid of Trump? Not enough Republicans — at least for now.”

It details Trump’s strained efforts to get wavering GOP senators behind the Senate plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

He also went after The New York Times earlier Wednesday over a similar piece.

“The failing @nytimes writes false story after false story about me. They don’t even call to verify the facts of a story. A Fake News Joke!” he tweeted.

“Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in healthcare. Wrong, I know the subject well & want victory for U.S.”

In his Post tweet, Trump appeared to reference Amazon’s past efforts to keep online purchases tax free.

But the retailer does collect sales tax on purchases across the U.S.

From New York Magazine:

That said, third-party vendors can still sell products on Amazon without being subjected to a sales tax. A number of states are considering measures to force Amazon (and other digital retailers) to collect sales taxes from such sellers, or else require vendors to report their own sales.

The Republican Party has opposed such proposals. In fact, just three months ago, former Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint published an op-ed assailing internet sales taxes as “regulation without representation.”