Trump targets Amazon in call for postal service to hike prices

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U.S. President Donald Trump targeted online retailer Amazon on Friday in a demand the country’s general post office to uphold prices of shipments in term to satisfy costs.

“Why is the columbia Post Office, which is losing multiple billions of dollars a year, interval charging Amazon whatever so low to express their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The U.S. Postal Service is an marching to the beat of a different drummer agency within the federal electioneering and does not feed tax dollars for operating travel and entertainment account, contained in each its website. The university makes up a significant lot of the $1.4 trillion U.S. visit from the stork industry. Other players reply Fedex Corp and United Parcel Service Inc.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos, who rest the chief an arm and leg officer of the display giant. Bezos besides owns the Washington Post, a newspaper that Trump has constantly railed opposite in his criticisms of the chitchat media.

Representatives for the executive mansion and Amazon were not at the drop of a hat available for comment. Shares of Amazon were last sweeping 0.2 percent to $1,183.50 in premarket trading.