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Wannabe Dictator Trump Pressured Post Office to Hike Rates on Amazon As Political Retribution against Its Owner

Trump has been lying to his base for months about Amazon – saying it doesn’t pay taxes, that its rate structure causes a loss to the US Postal Service, and on and on. He has also made it clear that he hates Amazon because it is owned by Jeff Bezos, an actual billionaire, who also owns the Washington Post. Trump hates the Post for the obvious reason that it reports the truth about him and his racist, autocratic agenda.

Now we learn that, in a move that mimics Pres. Richard Nixon’s pressuring the IRS to go after his enemies, Trump he has been demanding that the US Postmaster General double shipping rates for Amazon — a move that would raise costs for millions of Amazon’s American users. The story was broken by the Washington Post, but it has even gotten coverage in the New York Post, which is part of the Rupert Murdoch-owned pro-Trump propaganda empire:

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The Trump Doctrine

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The Last Phase of the Trump Presidency?

New Yorker writer Adam Davidson says the chaos in the White House today brings to mind his experiences in Iraq after the invasion in 2003 when it became clear that conditions were deteriorating beyond repair and in New York in 2007 when the Bush administration and others were ignoring signs that the economy was on the brink of collapse:

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The Fate of the World Is in the Hands of a Porn Star

This tawdry state of affairs is visited upon us because millions of Republicans were willingly duped by a conman who is also a notoriously degenerate serial philanderer.

Ironically, these are the same Republicans who appointed themselves the arbiters of family values and the sanctity of marriage in the 1980s and then literally sat in judgment on Bill Clinton’s extramarital dalliances in the 1990s.

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Chait: ‘Corruption, Not Russia, Is Trump’s Greatest Political Liability’

Read Jonathan Chait’s takedown of the Trump gang’s malfeasance at New York Magazine.

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Wind Reveals Donald’s Bald Head

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
– Jane Austen

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Turn off the State of the Union

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Hear the Stories of 16 Women Who Have Accused Donald of Sexual Assault

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Sen. Duckworth To Donald : ‘I Will Not be Lectured about What Our Military Needs by a Five-Deferment Draft Dodger’

In the Senate debate over the shutdown today, Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth ripped into Donald Trump over his attempts to blame Democrats for the effects of the shutdown on military personnel:

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Donald on Government Shutdown in 2013: ‘Problems Start at the Top, and the President’s the Leader’

At minute 2:05:

DONALD TRUMP: Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top. I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got to lead … It’s a very, very bad thing, and it’s very embarrassing worldwide.

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