President Donald Trump continued its attack on Amazon on Monday. He is accusing the company of scamming the United States Postal Service (USPS), in other words, the USPS is losing so much money from its delivery agreement with the e-commerce.
Trump also blamed the e-commerce giant for the failure of retailers to keep Amazon stores open across the country. He suggested that the playing field is not level since the retailers are paying full taxes.
Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country…not a level playing field!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018
As cited in CNN “While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
He also added “This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now.”
So, that takes us to the question of: ” What does Amazon Pay?”
It pays the US post office to deliver packages to customers’ doors, and because Amazon ships so many packages though the post office, it’s charged at a lower rate than most customers, as reported by CNN.
However, Amazon does not receive a special rate; it pays the rate that the post office charges other bulk shippers.
Also, On Thursday, Trump tweeted another accusation about Amazon not paying “taxes to state & local governments” and “putting many thousands of retailers out of business.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has accused The Washington Post of being a lobbying arm of Amazon. While both companies are owned by Jeff Bezos, Amazon does not have a stake in The Washington Post.