In line with new reporting from The Washington Put up, President trump personally pushed United States Postal Service head Megan Brennan to jack up delivery costs on Amazon and and different companies.
The story comes from unnamed sources, who counsel that, so far, the Postmaster Common has held out towards strain from the President. If enacted, the brand new pricing construction would seemingly price the web retailer and others billions. g
Amazon has been in Trump’s crosshairs from a while, after all. In late March, he took to Twitter to personally name out a “rip-off” he believed was costing the USPS “billions,” writing, “If the P.O. ‘elevated its parcel charges, Amazon’s delivery prices would rise by $2.6 Billion.’ This Put up Workplace rip-off should cease. Amazon should pay actual prices (and taxes) now!”
Brennan has reportedly pushed again on the notion that offers with firms like Amazon have been a nasty deal for the postal service, providing proof of the upsides of such partnerships in conferences with the President. She has additionally famous that such multiyear contracts wouldn’t be straightforward to interrupt.
However Trump’s criticism of Amazon clearly has a private ingredient. Right here’s a nice compendium of the numerous occasions he’s gone after the corporate and its proprietor Jeff Bezos on Twitter — a minimum of by way of late-March. The criticism actually began to hit its stride round 2015. Bezos, after all, additionally personal The Washington Put up, a paper Trump has usually known as out for reporting “pretend information.”
Additional clouding all of that is the truth that the USPS hasn’t launched the specfics of its pricing offers with Amazon, for worry of given competing supply companies “an unfair benefit.” It has, nonetheless, insisted that it’s made cash on its offers with Amazon, despite the truth that the service reported a $2.7 billion loss in 2017.