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Well he wanted to screw Amazon, and he has...for now
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 26, 2019 08:14AM
$10 billion contract for cloud services to the Pentagon awarded to barely qualified Microsoft.

[www.nytimes.com]

In public, Mr. Trump said there were other “great companies” that should have a chance at the contract. But a speechwriter for former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says in a book scheduled for publication next week that Mr. Trump had wanted to foil Amazon and give the contract to another company.
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Re: Well he wanted to screw Amazon, and he has...for now
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 26, 2019 09:35AM
Your tax dollars at work, folks.
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Re: Well he wanted to screw Amazon, and he has...for now
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 26, 2019 04:58PM
Those who have seen advance copies of Jim Mattis' book claim that Trump told him to "screw Amazon."

I think it is a safe bet that Amazon will take the decision to court.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Well he wanted to screw Amazon, and he has...for now
Posted by: hal
Date: October 26, 2019 05:14PM
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Ombligo
Those who have seen advance copies of Jim Mattis' book claim that Trump told him to "screw Amazon."

I think it is a safe bet that Amazon will take the decision to court.

a minor correction...

From CNN:

...the new book, "Holding The Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon with Secretary Mattis" by former Mattis speechwriter and communications director Guy Snodgrass recounts that Mattis always tried to translate Trump's demands into ethical outcomes.

According to Snodgrass' book, Trump called Mattis during summer 2018 and directed him to "screw Amazon" out of the opportunity to bid on the contract.
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Re: Well he wanted to screw Amazon, and he has...for now
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 26, 2019 08:26PM
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hal
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Ombligo
Those who have seen advance copies of Jim Mattis' book claim that Trump told him to "screw Amazon."

I think it is a safe bet that Amazon will take the decision to court.

a minor correction...

From CNN:

...the new book, "Holding The Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon with Secretary Mattis" by former Mattis speechwriter and communications director Guy Snodgrass recounts that Mattis always tried to translate Trump's demands into ethical outcomes.

According to Snodgrass' book, Trump called Mattis during summer 2018 and directed him to "screw Amazon" out of the opportunity to bid on the contract.

No, that is a major correction. Thank you for the catch.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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