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WaPo Columnist: Trump Is a ‘Tin-Pot Dictator’ for Attacking Amazon

"This is something tin-pot dictators do," Catherine Rampell told CNN.

By NTK Staff | 04.02.2018 @3:34pm

The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell compared President Trump to a “tin-pot dictator,” during an interview on Monday after Trump attacked Amazon on Twitter earlier in the day.

Donald Trump tweeted the following on Monday:

This renewed attack on Amazon by Trump caused Amazon’s stock to fall 6 percentage points on Monday.

“We need to step back for a second and think about how bizarre it is that we have a sitting president who is tweeting apparently with the express intention of driving down a stock price,” Rampell told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “This is something tin-pot dictators do.”

“He’s trying to punish a perceived political enemy in Amazon,” Rampell said. “The reason he’s going after Amazon, of course, is that Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.”

“But we are an independent news organization. We are not owned by Amazon,” Rampell said. “Basically every time Trump gets upset about something that appears in The Washington Post, he decides to lash out against Amazon to drive down the stock price.”

Rampell concluded by saying that she thinks Trump’s attacks against Amazon are “personal.”

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