It also claims Trump views Bezos as a political enemy because of his ownership of The Washington Post.
Amazon was also considered a favorite for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI) contract, part of the Pentagon's wider digital upgrade project, before Microsoft's software developer emerged as the surprise victor.
Earlier this year, following the Enquirer's report that Bezos was engaged in an extramarital affair, Trump tweeted: "So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post".
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In a complaint filed Monday, Amazon said Trump's bias played a role in the decision and that the U.S. President launched repeated attacks in public and behind-the-scenes to steer the Pentagon contract, known as JEDI, away from Amazon Web Services.
Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith said in a statement Monday the decision to select Microsoft "was made by an expert team of career public servants and military officers" and without external influence. It wasn't until today, when this challenge's court documents were unsealed, that Amazon's beliefs were made fully public.
Amazon makes the case in the lawsuit that its cloud services were a better fit for the project because of its speed, efficiency and experience securely handling classified government data.
But the Pentagon delayed awarding the hefty contract, saying the process would be reviewed by newly appointed Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who was selected by Trump. "We will support the Department of Defense, this country is important", Bezos said in an annual defense forum in the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. When Microsoft first came out ahead in the JEDI deal, Amazon said that a "detailed assessment" based "purely on the comparative offerings" of both tech firms would have led to a different result. The contract is worth as much as $10 billion over 10 years and could offer the victor a bigger foothold in the burgeoning federal cloud market.
"The question is whether the President of the United States should be allowed to use the budget of DoD to pursue his own personal and political ends", the filing states.