Trump says Amazon is making US Postal Service ‘dumber’

A employee masses orders in one among Amazon’s factories.


US President Donald Trump mentioned in a tweet Friday that Amazon’s delivery charges with the US Postal Service are making the impartial federal company “dumber and poorer” whereas enriching the corporate. 

“Why is the USA Submit Workplace, which is dropping many billions of a yr, whereas charging Amazon and others so little to ship their packages, making Amazon richer and the Submit Workplace dumber and poorer? Must be charging MUCH MORE!” he wrote within the tweet Friday morning. 

Screenshot by Joan E. Solsman/CNET

Neither Amazon nor the USPS instantly supplied a response. 

The jab was the newest in a string of tweeted complaints from Trump about Amazon and its founder CEO Jeff Bezos. Trump has beforehand criticized Amazon for harming different retailers and never paying “web taxes.”

The USPS is an company of the federal authorities — one of many few outlined within the Structure — however receives no tax . It depends on the sale of postage, services to fund its operations, and has run at a loss for years. In its newest fiscal yr led to September, the USPS reported a $2.7 billion web loss, barely narrowing from the $2.eight billion loss a yr earlier. 

Amazon reported a $1.176 billion revenue within the the 9 months led to September. 

E-commerce large Amazon is among the USPS’s largest single prospects, prompted the company to supply specialised companies. The USPS instituted Sunday deliveries of Amazon packages in 2013, for instance, regardless of its longtime follow of suspending mail deliveries on the primary day of the week.

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