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- President Donald Trump has targeted more than a dozen companies including AT&T, Boeing, Facebook, Merck, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, Toyota, and Twitter.
- He has accused Amazon of abusing its relationship with the US Postal Service, called for boycotts of Macy’s and Apple, blasted General Motors for closing a plant in Ohio, and alleged that Google was rigging its search results against him.
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But "two can play that game," the president warned on Twitter.
Indeed, Trump has targeted a number of companies during his time in office and while he was campaigning for president.
His targets have included Apple, Amazon, AT&T, Boeing, Facebook, GM, Google, Macy’s, Merck, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, Toyota, and Twitter. A spokesperson for the White House did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on this article.
Here are some of the companies Trump has criticized over the years:
Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon on Twitter. He has accused the tech giant of not paying enough taxes, abusing its relationship with the US Postal Service, and putting "many thousands of retailers out of business."
In 2016, Trump encouraged a boycott against Apple in response to the company’s decision to prohibit FBI access to an iPhone owned by one of two shooters who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015.
"Boycott all Apple products until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities…" then-candidate Trump tweeted in February 2016.
The FBI later gained access to the locked phone without Apple’s help.
Trump also called on Apple last year to move production from China to the US.
Trump appeared to encourage a boycott against AT&T in June.
If people stopped using AT&T, then the company "would be forced to make big changes at CNN," Trump tweeted.
AT&T acquired CNN through its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner in 2018.
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