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Trump’s Tweet Attacking ‘Jeff Bozo’ and Hailing National Enquirer

Trump’s Tweet Attacking ‘Jeff Bozo’ and Hailing National Enquirer Shocks Twitter: ‘We Are All So Screwed’

President Donald Trump was all alone in the White House this weekend and on a Twitter bender. Eventually — it was inevitable — he arrived at a regular target of his ire, Jeff Bezos, the billionaire owner of Amazon and the Washington Post who is set to divorce from his wife of 25 years.

“So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post,” Trump wrote. “Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!”

The “competitor” Trump is referring to is the National Enquirer, the gossip rag that obtained salacious texts between Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, which prompted the billionaire to release a statement about his separation from his wife MacKenzie Bezos.

Of course, the National Enquirer is also renowned for its coziness with Trump: its publisher AMI admitted to arranging hush money payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with the president, and CEO David Pecker received immunity from prosecutors in exchange for providing information on Trump.

So there was a lot to dissect in this Sunday night Trump tweet: “Jeff Bozo”; his wild claim that the National Enquirer is more accurate than the Washington Post; his suggestion that the paper be sold. Twitter reacted:

Yet even amidst a torrent of Twitter users baffled by Trump’s incoherent musings, his most blindly loyal supporters remained steadfast:

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