President Trump calls for more expensive Amazon deliveries

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US President Trump has been vocal on Twitter over the last few days calling on the United States Post Office (USPS) to charge Amazon more for making deliveries. Find the tweet below.

He argues that USPS should be paying more competitive rates to the US national postal service which is losing money whilst Amazon obviously isn’t. He doesn’t make any particular or precise complaints, as is his usual approach.

In the various comments in reply to the President, numerous people note that USPS isn’t the only US delivery firm that Amazon engages. They also use UPS and FedEx, especially for Prime deliveries.

And other commenters also point out that Amazon creates jobs in many locales that are otherwise deprived, some praise the USPS universal service and others just object to his seeming ongoing feud with Amazon. During the presidential campaign in 2016, Trump had several well reported spats on Twitter with Amazon head Jeff Bezos.

3 Responses

  1. I do not in any way support Donald Trump but your headline for this article is deliberately misleading! You are playing into his hands. FAKE NEWS!

    I actually agree with Trump on this one. Same as UK delivering Chinese mail for virtual peanuts while charging UK sellers 10 fold.

  2. capitalism, i believe, is the answer to his question.

    he thinks Amazon specifically should be charged more than everyone else?
    fairly sure that kind of practice is illegal in his country.
    you’d expect a president to know that, but this one is full of such surprises.

    it could be legislated in such a way that all online-based shopping services pay more, in which case he’d probably destroy one of the main sources of income holding up the postal service since the decline of letter mail.
    – in fact such a move would no doubt play right into amazon’s hands, what with them being a provider of shipping services.

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