Trump took aim at a taxi service on Twitter after a woman in New York complained about an Uber ride that included a fake taxi driver.
“The fake taxi company in New york got me a ride last night for a few dollars,” she wrote in the comment section of a post on the president’s official account.
“I am so upset!”
“If this was a taxi company I would have called the drivers.”
“Fake taxi company” is one of many common words Trump uses to describe companies that don’t comply with his rules for paying drivers.
The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission says fake taxis are illegal in New Jersey and New York, as well as in many states.
But Uber said it has no intention of changing its business practices.
“Uber is committed to ensuring that every driver is licensed and insured, and we’ve taken action to address the issues raised in the New York Post story,” a spokesperson told Business Insider in a statement.
“We are working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to get to the bottom of these issues.”
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said he wants Uber to do more to enforce its rules, saying in a tweet that he hopes the president can get the taxi service to “do more to be compliant with New Yorkers’ civil rights laws.”
“I hope this can lead to a swift and efficient response from Uber and to ensure that the companies that have profited off of this egregious practice are held accountable,” Cuomo said.
“Until Uber changes its practices, New Yorkers will continue to be harmed by this horrific practice.”