Trump Says Washington Post Staffers Should Go on a ‘Really Long Strike’ in Their Battle With Jeff Bezos: ‘Great Idea’


On Thursday, roughly 400 Washington Post employees signed their names to an open letter addressed to the paper’s owner — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. In the letter, the employees asked Bezos for increases in pay and benefits.

“Please show the world that you not only can lead the way in creating wealth, but that you also know how to share it with the people who helped you create it,” the employees wrote.

Those employees now have a very unlikely ally — President Donald Trump.

In a Sunday morning Tweet, the president called for the Post‘s employees to go on a “really long strike” in their fight for increased pay.

Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough,” Trump wrote. “I think a really long strike would be a great idea. Employees would get more money and we would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time! Is @WaPo a registered lobbyist?”

The Sunday morning Tweet was just the latest salvo in Trump’s feud with the Amazon CEO. The President has reportedly tried to get the U.S. Postal Service to increase its rates just for Amazon.

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