Jeffrey P. Bezos said in a statement Thursday that he was the target of an extortion attempt by National Enquirer parent company American Media, which threatened to publish his intimate texts and photos. (Bezos owns The Washington Post.) [Read Bezos’s statement.] This is a developing story. It will be updated.
My first guess:
National Enquirer -> Are down with corporate Republican cult ideology -> Kinship with Donald Drumpf -> Drumpf envies and hates Bezos -> Drumpf lets Enquirer know how to make him “happy” -> Enquirer makes Bezos’s life less comfortable