Wannabe Dictator Trump Pressured Post Office to Hike Rates on Amazon As Political Retribution against Its Owner

Trump has been lying to his base for months about Amazon – saying it doesn’t pay taxes, that its rate structure causes a loss to the US Postal Service, and on and on. He has also made it clear that he hates Amazon because it is owned by Jeff Bezos, an actual billionaire, who also owns the Washington Post. Trump hates the Post for the obvious reason that it reports the truth about him and his racist, autocratic agenda.

Now we learn that, in a move that mimics Pres. Richard Nixon’s pressuring the IRS to go after his enemies, Trump he has been demanding that the US Postmaster General double shipping rates for Amazon — a move that would raise costs for millions of Amazon’s American users. The story was broken by the Washington Post, but it has even gotten coverage in the New York Post, which is part of the Rupert Murdoch-owned pro-Trump propaganda empire:

President Trump personally pressured Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the charges Amazon and other firms pay to ship packages, a new report said Friday.

Brennan resisted Trump’s demand, explaining “in multiple conversations” that the rates are set in contracts and that any changes would have to be approved by regulators, the Washington Post reported.

She also told Trump that the Amazon relationship was beneficial for the Postal Service and that many other companies also partner with the service for deliveries.

Despite her arguments, Trump has kept slamming Amazon, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns the DC paper, whose coverage of Team Trump is often critical — or “fake,” in the words of the president.

Trump has raged in public and private about Amazon and Bezos.

Trump claims that Amazon is being subsidized by the Postal Service and has accused the Washington Post of being Amazon’s “chief lobbyist.”

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