Donald Trump Falsely Asserted That Amazon is Costing the USPS Billions of Dollars a Year

Type: Outright LiesMar 31 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Jeff BezosAbout: Post Office
Donald Trump has doubled down on his easily debunked claim that Amazon is hurting the US Postal Service and is costing them billions of dollars a year. Trump's top aids have repeatedly informed him that his claims are incorrect, but he has ignored their advice and has continued to repeat his falsehoods.

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Quote | Aides to the President have informed him on numerous occasions that it's not true.

"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. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so  REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!"

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