In a jaw-dropping tweet President Donald Trump promoted protection by an unknown Washington Post “ rival ”– though plainly the National Enquirer — of the story behind the separation of Amazon president Jeff Bezos ’ marital relationship. Trump called him “ Jeff Bozo. ”
The dig on Sunday was especially impressive due to the fact that National Enquirer president David Pecker presumably organized to pay pornography star Stormy Daniels and previous Playboy design Karen McDougal to “ catch and eliminate ” their stories about their supposed affairs with Trump. The hush loan, presumably directed by Trump and supplied through his previous individual lawyer Michael Cohen , is being examined as a possible unreported and unlawful project contribution.
The Enquirer’ s moms and dad business, American Media, confessed to federal district attorneys that it had actually paid McDougal $150,000 to “ reduce ” her story with the express intent of increasing Trump’ s possibilities to win the presidency . Pecker has actually been offered resistance to work together with private investigators.
Bezos, who owns The Washington Post, and his spouse, MacKenzie Bezos, revealed in a declaration Wednesday that they had chose to divorce after 25 years of marital relationship . The Enquirer later on that day released a story online about Bezos ’ declared relationship with former Fox TELEVISION character Laura Sanchez and followed up with a longer print variation of a piece it promoted as a significant investigative post.
On Thursday, Trump appeared nearly delicate about the circumstance, and informed press reporters of Bezos and the divorce: “ I want him luck. It ’ s gon na be a charm. ”
But his tone was various Sunday as he celebrated about the Enquirer ’ s protection of Bezos. He had absolutely nothing to state about the Enquirer ’ s amount to miss on the Daniels– and McDougal– story.
The paradox was not lost on Twitter.