Trump Attacks Amazon Over US Postal Service

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Washington: United States President Donald Trump, yet again, has taken aim at the online retailing giant Amazon, accusing the company of scamming the US Postal Service, saying that it “must stop”.

“While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that…,” Trump tweeted.

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“…does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!,”

Apparently, the tweet noted that Trump got his information from The New York Times. He also targets “Fake Washington Post”, which is critical of Trump’s administration and is owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.

The Postal Service is losing money, but its package delivery service is profitable, unlike its letter delivery, as reported. This comes days after when Trump targeted Amazon, saying the company pays “little or no taxes to state & local governments”.

“I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments,” Trump wrote on Twitter, “use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.) and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!”

Trump has repeatedly expressed his disliking for the Amazon. According to several media reports, the US President has targeted Amazon on Twitter over a dozen times since late 2015, months after he had launched his presidential campaign.

Last year in August, Trump took to Twitter to express how the e-commerce company is hurting the retail industry and is responsible for the losses of jobs in the US.]

“Amazon is doing great damage to tax-paying retailers. Towns, cities, and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!,” Trump had tweeted at that time.

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