Trump Again Attacks Online Retailers: 'Very Unfair To Traditional Tax Paying Stores'

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President Trump on Tuesday again attacked online retailers in a tweet.

President Trump on Tuesday resumed his Twitter attack on internet retailers.
"States and Cities throughout our Country are being cheated and treated so badly by online retailers. Very unfair to traditional tax paying stores!" Trump tweeted.
While the president didn't specifically mention retail giant Amazon in his Tuesday tweet, he has gone after the company on multiple occasions in the recent past.
"I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!" Trump tweeted in late March.
And days later, the president wrote, "I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy. Amazon should pay these costs (plus) and not have them bourne by the American Taxpayer. Many billions of dollars. P.O. leaders don't have a clue (or do they?)!"
The financial burden Amazon places on the U.S. Postal Service is a common theme in Trump's attacks, and, according to PolitiFact, one that does not appear to be true. "The post office is losing a fortune, but Trump is wrong to blame Amazon," PolitiFact notes.