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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. (GeekWire File Photo)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. (GeekWire File Photo)

Donald Trump is ripping Jeff Bezos — again.

The Republican presidential candidate bashed the Amazon CEO at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas today for his decision to buy the Washington Post three years ago. Trump said he “has respect” for Bezos, but added that “he bought the Washington Post to have political influence.”

“He wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it — that’s not right,” Trump said in a video posted by CNBC. “And believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems. They’re going to have such problems.”

Trump, who often criticizes media organizations — today he said he plans to “open up” libel laws — trashed Bezos this past December on Twitter with similar messaging, calling the acquisition a “scam” designed to help him avoid taxes from Amazon.

Bezos then responded with his fourth-tweet ever:

Trump seems to be repeating himself, just like fellow candidate Marco Rubio noted during Thursday’s GOP debate.

No word from Bezos today in response to Trump’s latest attacks.

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