White House: ‘No specific’ actions being considered for Amazon

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The White House said Wednesday it is not pushing for any specific policy changes that may affect Amazon following reports that President Trump wants to hit the technology company with new regulations.

“We have no announcements and no specific policies or actions that we’re currently pushing forward or considering taking,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.


“The president has said many times before, he’s always looking to create a level playing field for all businesses and this is no different. And he’s always going to look at different ways, but there aren’t any specific policies on the table at this time.”

The pushback came after Axios reported Wednesday morning that Trump is “obsessed” with Amazon and has considered instituting an antitrust law targeting the company.

Amazon shares dropped by 4.6 percent in the wake of the report Wednesday, amounting to a more than $33 billion loss in shareholder value.

Trump has previously gone after Amazon and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, criticizing the tech giant for hurting local retailers.

He’s also attacked The Washington Post, which Bezos also owns, viewing it as a political arm for the billionaire, though the companies operate separately.

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