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Trump reportedly asked the US Postal Service to charge Amazon double

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Donald Trump has made no bones about his disregard for Amazon and its billionaire owner Jeff Bezos, frequently decrying the company’s use of the USRead full story

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  • This will just accelerate the move towards 3PLs and away from carriers; while no one can counter the USPS’s reach given they touch every home, their service is lackluster, their technology limited and now competitively could be more expensive.

  • Trump is using the government to exact revenge on his enemies. He doesn’t like WaPo. So he doesn’t like Bezos. So he goes after him through the USPS to threaten Amazon. He is nothing but a bully and dictator.

  • "The Last Mile" delivery capability of the USPS is a very valuable asset and is bound to become more valuable as online shopping continues its relentless growth. I don't know the numbers but it must represent the largest segment of the USPS workforce. Trump should be focused on how to make it as profitable

    "The Last Mile" delivery capability of the USPS is a very valuable asset and is bound to become more valuable as online shopping continues its relentless growth. I don't know the numbers but it must represent the largest segment of the USPS workforce. Trump should be focused on how to make it as profitable as possible and keeping those jobs intact. Antagonizing a customer like Amazon is completely counter-productive. Forcing Amazon to move its business to UPS or FedEx, cutting jobs, and helping competitors become more cost-effective at "Last Mile" delivery can only make it harder for the USPS to survive.

  • Amazon must really feel his time in the white house is coming to an end and just ignore him. You would think the string of comments from Trump would be considered a breach of his position as president.

  • Well, let’s be honest. The Postal Service is losing a fortune (in the billions per year). They are undercharging for everything it seems.

  • Trump is very spiteful he hate all American black and white peoples because he not only hurting the black peoples the entire American . Only Trump and is rich friends must live. He a hateful man how could we every except his god he need to go and search his own souls because is days is number. He a lost soul.

  • The irony will be when the government pulls an Al Capone and uses the post office to arrest Trump.

  • Everything that I’ve ordered from Amazon has either been on time or early. One package they said was delivered New Years Eve at 1:00 pm. It was not here at 7:00. I called them, understanding that it was New Year’s Eve. My issue with them at the time was that they said it was delivered and it wasn’t

    Everything that I’ve ordered from Amazon has either been on time or early. One package they said was delivered New Years Eve at 1:00 pm. It was not here at 7:00. I called them, understanding that it was New Year’s Eve. My issue with them at the time was that they said it was delivered and it wasn’t. They apologized, credited my account and told me that if my package showed up, it was a freebie. The box arrived right before 9:00 pm. I do know that the USPS has been hiring in my area to help take care of all of the Amazon Prime deliveries on Sunday. Just a few years ago the USPS was considering stopping the Saturday deliveries. Now they are hiring and delivering on Sunday. I would say that is a good thing and this is just him using his presidency as a personal vendetta. Petty, but I don’t expect anything different.

  • I'd love to see this happen and put USPS out of business already. I've had beef with postal workers for quite some time now... They treat patrons as if they're doing us a public service, and pay no mind to basic customer service. Frankly, I don't know how they haven't been able to turn a profit with

    I'd love to see this happen and put USPS out of business already. I've had beef with postal workers for quite some time now... They treat patrons as if they're doing us a public service, and pay no mind to basic customer service. Frankly, I don't know how they haven't been able to turn a profit with the amount of business that Amazon has generated for them. Obviously, Besos has had his levers lined up. And if timing becomes a pinch, then Fedex and UPS would be getting an extended life line.

  • Yet again another Globalized Internet freakshow Mogul Bajillionaire NOT PAYING TAXES, paying their workers rubbish and still somehow maintaining the sympathy of ya public ???

    No I’m. Not on a Bernie Rant... I just don’t get it yet again. As I said before about UBER, if we the people would apply this

    Yet again another Globalized Internet freakshow Mogul Bajillionaire NOT PAYING TAXES, paying their workers rubbish and still somehow maintaining the sympathy of ya public ???

    No I’m. Not on a Bernie Rant... I just don’t get it yet again. As I said before about UBER, if we the people would apply this energy we have toward mass demonstrations for rights and instead apply the energy toward a giant internet walk out / silence or just NOT USE THE SERVICE in mass revolt...

    These company’s would feel it. As for Donny, whatever, let the Post Office make some money ! Who cares if Trumps bananas! They’re getting ripped off right? We can all agree on that? And we all love our mail people right? So let them raise their corporate prices or something.

    Ain’t gonna happen.. but it’s a fun fantasy.

  • The heart of the matter is that Orange Julius is p1ssed because Bezos is worth 100x than him.

  • Lol!

  • Amazon is bringing USPS large profits, what’s killing them is partly the last mile mail service and the monstrous pension system that it has to support.

  • Is he trying to be the entertainer?

    Surely he's on the history textbook in the other century!

  • Trump is stupid if amazon gets charged more or has to start up its own infrastructure we the consumer will pay amazon will still make their money and the postal service will keep loosing money till it has to shut down and we the people will just pay more but it doesn’t matter to him because he’s rich

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