BinC Watch: Donald Trump Rambles Incoherently About Amazon


I just—I can’t wrap my…um—I just don’t know what to say anymore. Here is Trump doing his best Sarah Palin imitation:

For the record, Amazon now collects sales taxes in most states, including nine of the ten biggest. And if Bezos has said anything about fearing that Trump might go after him “for antitrust,” I can’t find it. (Although the last time Trump ranted about Amazon because the Post had annoyed him in some way, Bezos did suggest that he’d be happy to send Trump into space.)

Oh, and Bezos is a lot richer than Trump. Maybe that’s what really has Trump irked.

Oh, and apparently Trump is now talking about banning Syrian refugees, not Muslims in general. Maybe.

Oh, and Trump agreed to stop insulting Lindsey Graham in the media.

Oh, and Trump’s spox now says there are no plans to change his tax plan. “I’m a little bummed,” said Stephen Moore, who had been tasked with suggesting changes. So Trump’s tax plan for the common man still costs $10 trillion and still looks like this:

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