A top lawyer for internet retailer Amazon is taking a victory lap for the companyâ€™s role in the Ninth Circuit Courtâ€™s decision to retain the temporary restraining order halting President Trumpâ€™s travel ban.
â€œProud of @AGOWA, the Amazon legal team that helped on the case, and amici â€” who all made todayâ€™s 9th Circuit ruling possible,â€ David Zapolsky, Amazon general counsel, wrote Thursday night on Twitter.Â
Itâ€™s unknown what precise role, if any, Zapolskyâ€™s team played in the appeals court decision.
But there has been bad blood between Trump and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos for over a year.
On the campaign trail, Trump said the internet entrepreneur and newspaper owner would have â€œproblemsâ€ if Trump was elected.
â€œI have respect for Jeff Bezos, but he bought the Washington Post to have political influence, and I got to tell you, we have a different country than we used to have,â€ said Trump at a campaign stop in February 2016.
â€œHe owns Amazon. He wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it. Thatâ€™s not right. And believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems. Theyâ€™re going to have such problems,â€ Trump said of Bezos.
Bezos replied by offering to send the then-presidential candidate to outer space.