Trump “obsessed” with Amazon (and its USPS deal)

Axios reports that Donald Trump has become “obsessed” with Amazon and the damage he thinks it’s doing to businesses owned by his billionaire buddies- and he thinks the USPS is part of the problem:

Behind the president’s thinking: Trump’s wealthy friends tell him Amazon is destroying their businesses. His real estate buddies tell him — and he agrees — that Amazon is killing shopping malls and brick-and-mortar retailers.

  • Trump tells people Amazon has gotten a free ride from taxpayers and cushy treatment from the U.S. Postal Service.

  • “The whole post office thing, that’s very much a perception he has,” another source said. “It’s been explained to him in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon.”

  • Axios’ Ina Fried notes: The Postal Service actually added delivery on Sunday in some cities because Amazon made it worthwhile.

Source: Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook – Axios

  • Gerald B Updegraff

    He is totally correct! USPS only sees revenue and don’t factor in the expenditures. Additional employees with a high turnover/ injury rate require training. Additional delivery days means more fuel consumption and more accidents. What happened to the “last mile” concept when on Sundays Amazon is the only thing on the mail trucks. Its not like we are at at the house with mail anyway so we might as well take a package to the door. We are making a special trip (delivery) and should charge accordingly.