Trump says he’ll increase Amazon’s postage rates

Donald Trump’s ignorance knows no bounds, but he seems particularly unhinged today, apparently claiming that he can increase postal rates for Amazon:

From the Washington Post:

President Trump on Monday doubled down on his criticism of the U.S. Postal Service’s arrangement with Amazon, saying he would change how much the country’s largest online retailer pays in shipping fees:

“Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon,” he tweeted Monday morning. “THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed.”

Trump, of course, has no such power- even a legitimate, popularly elected President can’t unilaterally change postal rates.

Trump does have the ability to fill the vacant seat on the PRC, but as with so many vacancies in the federal government, he hasn’t bothered to nominate anyone.

Source: Trump keeps up Twitter assault on Amazon, this time criticizing its U.S. Postal Service contract – The Washington Post

  • Sr

    Maybe it’s not ignorance. Maybe he’s negotiating/pushing people and companies in a direction they don’t want to go,on purpose. He constantly does/says things that don’t make sense. However,everyone focuses on each statement separately instead of the entirety of the conversation.