In secret meetings, Trump tells PMG to (illegally) double postage rates on Amazon

The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump has pushed the Postmaster General to “double” the postage rates paid by Amazon and other shippers, in violation of the laws governing postal rate setting..

President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars. Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demand, explaining in multiple conversations occurring this year and last that these arrangements are bound by contracts and must be reviewed by a regulatory commission,

Brennan and Trump have met at the White House about the matter several times, beginning in 2017, and most recently four months ago, the three people said. The meetings have never appeared on Trump’s public schedule.

Trump has frequently been enraged by stories about himself, his family and his administration in the Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Trump has attempted to use his position as president to damage Amazon, the Post, and Bezos.

Source: Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms – The Washington Post

  • 1960vw

    Washington Compost!

  • Amazing_Kreskin

    Soon his wardrobe will match his complexion.

  • Outsider looking In

    I can’t believe that people still fall for this…..he said it in “secret”, “what he actually means – but not said…..and the best is it is “code word”……all of these of course has ZERO facts but articles like it continue to show up and you know who keeps falling for them….I’ll give you a hint…it starts with a “D” and ends with he must be “racist and watches Fox news……their only two arguments to anything that happens….you have to love education.

  • Gregg Moore

    Trumps insisitance that the Usps double their rates will infuriate Bezos and start the hard push to eliminate private carriers from delivering amazon altogether . Then, the post office is really done.

  • Mic

    When the Republicons chief strategist, Karl Rove, made comments about the Republicons depending on the least educated and stupid voters to stay in power, that was really all you needed to hear. The postal service is just a political football. Going after unions in general and postal workers by changing the retirement system in the middle of retirement for thousands will not sit well with most decent Americans. This is a losing hand for the President but if he wants to be known as the AMAZON BUSTER and punish the postal service for not going along with his personal vendetta against Little Jeff and AMAZON, then so be it. Experienced and seasoned veterans in Washington like Speaker Ryan and OPM Director Pon both realize this is not a way to run a country.