U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Amazon.com that hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses.
The President criticised the global online retailer on Twitter.
He tweeted: “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!”
Shares of the company fell 0.3 percent to $980.00 in premarket trade after Trump’s comments.
Trump has on several occasions criticised Amazon whose CEO Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post.
His tweet on Wednesday came as a reporter for the Washington Post appeared on CNN’s “New Day” programme discussing criticism of Trump’s comments in the wake of weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reuters pulls out a tweet out from June 28 to show that Trump has reportedly targetted Amazon whose CEO, Jeff Bezos, owns Washington Post.
The tweet reads: “The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!”
Amazon.com has said that it has more than 50,000 job openings across the United States to help fulfil customer orders and recently hosted multiple job fairs to fill them.