Trump took to Twitter to take a swipe at billionaire nemesis Jeff Bezos after the National Enquirer, run by one-time Trump ally, David Pecker published its bombshell report of Bezos’ split with his wife.
‘So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting,’ the President sarcastically tweeted purposefully misspelling Bezos’ name.
‘I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post,’ Trump added with, this time jabbing at the news outlet owned by Bezos. ‘Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!’
Trump has been particularly critical of The Washington Post in its coverage of his administration, and Jeff Bezos has often been the target on Twitter about what he considers to be unfair coverage.
President Trump tweeted ‘so sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo’ on Sunday regarding the National Enquirer story that may have prompted Jeff Bezos’ divorce
Trump tweeted his sardonic condolences to the Amazon billionaire regarding his divorce likely sparked by the National Enquirer run by a man who allegedly helped him once hide an affair
Patrick Whitesell, his wife Lauren Sanchez and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos attend Jeff Bezos and Matt Damon’s ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Holiday Party on December 3, 2016
Meanwhile, the National Enquirer’ claims Bezos has been meeting Lauren Sanchez, 49, the former anchor of Fox 11’s Good Day LA, for illicit trysts, taking her on vacation in his $65 million private jet and sending selfies ‘too explicit to print’.
Enquirer boss David Pecker, shown, was part of a plan with Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen to ‘bury’ negative stories about Trump,
The Enquirer says its photographer caught the lovebirds ‘doing the dirty on their spouses together no fewer than six times in 14 days’ in an investigation it calls the ‘largest investigation’ in the magazine’s history.
Enquirer boss Pecker was part of a plan with Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen to ‘bury’ negative stories about Trump, and Pecker ended up cooperating with investigators.
Cohen and Pecker have each admitted to the scheme to have AMI pay $150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal who was shopping a story about an affair with Trump before the 2016 election.
While Trump explicitly called out his former lawyer Cohen as a ‘rat,’ he’ has largely been quiet about Pecker until praising his publication without naming his old collaborator.
This is also the first time Trump directly addressed his rival’s divorce scandal since a brief response to reporters three days ago after the National Enquirer’s upcoming story came to light.
‘Well, I wish him luck. I wish him luck,’ Trump said about the divorce. ‘It’s going to be a beauty.’
The National Enquirer has photos of Bezos and Sanchez in this edition. Bezos announced his divorce in anticipation of the photos’ release
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos did not have a prenuptial agreement and she will therefore be entitled to half of his fortune making her the richest woman in the world
Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie did not have a prenuptial agreement in place which will leave her with half of the $140 billion fortune knocking Bezos down to fifth richest person in the world.