Leave it to Donald Trump to start drama with the world’s richest person and enter into what otherwise would have been an easily avoidable conflict. Jeff Bezos named Donald Trump in a public statement he released last night that revealed he is being extorted by a publisher who obtained inappropriate photos he sent to his mistress.
To be clear, Jeff Bezos is a terrible human being for needlessly cheating on his wife and going behind her back, so we are simply discussing the reality of the situation. The reality is that Bezos is embarrassed for having every detail of his affair broadcast to all of humanity and instead of spending time to self evaluate and figure out why he needed to cheat on his wife, he is channeling his embarrassment into anger and revenge, and he has an easy target; Donald Trump.
Bezos has been using his effectively unlimited resources to figure out who leaked the details of his affair and it looks like his investigation has linked it back to Donald Trump himself. In the statement he posted yesterday, Bezos revealed that the National Enquirer sent an email that is textbook extortion, in which they threatened to release inappropriate photos Bezos sent to his mistress unless they could reach a deal.
Through Bezos’ investigations, he has determined that the National Enquirer acquired the messages from someone in the Trump administration and he is blaming Donald Trump himself. “The owner of the National Enquirer, led by David Pecker, recently entered into an immunity deal with the Department of Justice related to their role in the so-called “Catch and Kill” process on behalf of President Trump and his election campaign.,” Bezos said in his statement, which clearly calls out Trump for being behind the National Enquirer’s acquisition of his inappropriate messages.
Bezos then outright called out Trump again and explained why Trump is behind the extortion, “My ownership of the Washington Post is a complexifier for me. It’s unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongly conclude I am their enemy. President Trump is one of those people, obvious by his many tweets.”
Bezos wants a war with Donald Trump and he can probably win. He has unlimited resources and that is allowing him to conduct a deadly investigation. He can pay off anyone he needs to and figure out exactly who is behind the extortion against him and leaking of his affair.
One of the Washington Post’s reporters made an appearance on MSNBC and said that Bezos’s security consultant Gavin de Becker believes that National Enquirer obtained text messages from Bezos through inappropriate means. “They have begun to believe, the Bezos camp, that this publication by the National Enquirer might have been politically motivated,” Roig-Franzia said Thursday. “Gavin de Becker told us that he does not believe that Jeff Bezos’s phone was hacked, he thinks it’s possible that a government entity might have gotten hold of his text messages.”
Washington Posts @RoigFranzia says Bezos' team thinks it's possible that the text leaks were politically motivated and that a "government entity" accessed the Bezos texts and hoo boy that's certainly something pic.twitter.com/MQuzNFbCed
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 8, 2019
Trump better have enjoyed all his Tweets and attacks on Amazon, the Washington Post, and Jeff Bezos, because Bezos is now out for revenge and is blaming Trump for revealing his affair. Again, he is a terrible person for having the affair, but we don’t mind that he is going to use his billions of dollars to go after Trump.