Donald Trump, in his tweet, attacks Amazon over jobs and taxes

39;s logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo Japan

Kim Kyung-Hoon

"Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers", the tweet reads. This month it set out to recruit 50,000 people (quickly gathering 20,000 applications), and committing to creating a total of 100,000 new by mid-2018.

Shares up slightly, about 0.5%, on Wednesday morning following the president's tweet.

US President Donald Trump has done it again.

Amazon has been a frequent target of Trump on Twitter.

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At the same time, Amazon online expansion has significantly damaged the U.S. retail industry. The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon. So, media outlets are a little baffled as to how the company is "causing many jobs to be lost" when it is actually adding additional jobs to the market.

In January, Amazon announced that it planned to create more than 100,000 new United States jobs over the coming 18 months. Blue Apron is the most notable example, as the company lowered its expected range for its initial public offering after Amazon announced its intent to buy Whole Foods, and has been sinking ever lower since its IPO.

Trump tweeted his condemnation of the retail giant as a reporter from the Washington Post appeared on CNN and was critical of Trump's Tuesday remarks on the Charlottesville incident that took place on Saturday.

He claimed that Amazon's stock would "crumble like a paper bag" if it could not use this tax arrangement. "In June, he bashed the "#AmazonWashingtonPost" for "not paying internet taxes".

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