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Trump calls Washington Post Amazon's "chief lobbyist" -Twitter

In this April 3, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. For more than a year, Wall Street has largely ignored the unpredictability and chaos that has plagued Trump’s administration, confident that the businessman-turned-president’s policies would juice the economy and that a team of mainstream advisers would keep more controversial proposals at bay. Now the financial markets are showing that their patience with Trump has its limits. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Amazon.com on Thursday, targeting the newspaper, owned privately by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the company's "chief lobbyist" in a Twitter post.

Trump, who regularly lashes out against what he perceives as critical articles in the Post and other prominent U.S. news outlets, took issue with a trade story headline on China retaliating with trade penalties against U.S. products.

"The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon's "chief lobbyist," has another (of many) phony headlines," Trump wrote. (Reporting by Washington newsroom;Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)