Published: Wed, April 04, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump Wants Post Office To Stop Being Amazon's 'Delivery Boy'

Trump Wants Post Office To Stop Being Amazon's 'Delivery Boy'

In a string of tweets, President Donald Trump has attacked Amazon and Bezos over the past week for paying too little in taxes and taking advantage of the postal service, among other things.

Trump and the White House don't have a plan to attack Amazon.

According to axios.com, President Trump is reportedly "obsessed" with Amazon. But sources tell Vanity Fair that really, he wants to hurt Amazon in order to punish Bezos for owning the Washington Post-a newspaper Trump strongly dislikes, and one that he claims Bezos is using as a "political weapon".

Bezos is the world's richest man, with a net worth estimated over $100 billion since the start of the year.


"I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy", Mr Trump tweeted.

"Incredibly, Amazon's corporate tax goose egg for 2017 doesn't include the effect of a second big tax disclosure: the $789 million one-time tax break the company projects it will receive due to the new tax law. It's as if Amazon gets a subsidized space on every mail truck".

Trump offered no details about the report he cited or how he planned to charge the company more through USPS.

In the latest in a line of tweets attacking Amazon, Trump seemed to be responding to those who have said that the US Postal Service does indeed make a profit from its work with Amazon.


According to reuters.com, White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters said that although the president "has expressed his concerns with Amazon", there were "no actions at this time".

Amazon also ships packages through providers such as FedEx Corp (FDX.N) and United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) as well as its own experimental shipping service.

On Monday, the Chicago Tribune reported that Amazon's stock had fallen again on Monday, following Trump's latest tweets. "The record is clear: deviating from those processes undermines economic growth and job creation".


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