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Trump takes on Bezos over Post's 'fake publicist' story

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>> It's the guy trying to take the White House versus the guy taking over retail. Donald Trump starting a new fight Friday with Washington Post owner and amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos, saying he's using the paper's influence to duck out of taxes on his e-commerce empire. That blast timed just as the Washington Post runs a story alleging Trump posed as his own fake publicist in the 1990s, releasing audio of a phone call between a reporter and a familiar sounding person who calls himself John Miller.
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>> What's your name again?>> John Miller.>> And you work with->> Yes, that's correct. He's a good guy. He gets called by everybody. He gets called by everybody in the book in terms of women and->> Like who?>> Well, he gets called by a lot of people.
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>> Yeah.>> Actresses, people you write about just call to see if they can go out with him.>> Trump denying the voice is his. Ginger Gibson is on the story.>> For those of us who spend their days listening to him talk at campaign rallies and in television interviews.
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To us, that sounds an awful lot like the New York real estate executive in that recording. Trump, very media savvy, has always gotten out ahead of these sort of things when he's aware of them, saying Bezos uses the Washington Post as a toy to try to further the interests of his larger company, Amazon.com.
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>> Amazon is getting away with murder tax-wise. He is using the Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed.>> When you listen to reporters at the Washington Post talk about the role Bezos plays, they say he's very hands off, that he's not using the Washington Post to further his business interest.
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>> Trump's slap at Bezos, coming as he faces mounting questions around his own taxes refusing to release his tax returns til after a federal audit is completed, and saying about his tax rate in an ABC interview, quote, it's none of your business.>> And we are gonna have one of the great victories.