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Jimmy Kimmel has a suggestion for how Amazon can beat Trump's tweeted vendetta

President Trump "has been lashing out at Amazon this week, repeatedly," insisting that the U.S. Postal Service loses money from Amazon even though everyone else says he's wrong, Jimmy Kimmel said on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. "The reason Trump has it out for Amazon is because the owner, Jeff Bezos, also owns The Washington Post, the newspaper that is constantly digging up stories on him and his people — and also, Trump is jealous because Jeff Bezos is actually a billionaire," he said. But Trump's barbs have taken their toll, sapping Amazon of $60 billion of market valuation this week. Still, "they're smart," Kimmel said. "Just when Donald Trump makes it difficult for them to use the post office, Amazon comes up with something else."

And if "Amazon Cannon" doesn't work out, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara offered another suggestion on Tuesday, starting an odd Twitter fight with professional Trump booster Boris Epshteyn.

Which is good advice. Period.