Trump Personally Pushed Postmaster General to Double Rates on Amazon

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President Trump personally pushed the U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, sources told The Washington Post. Brennan has reportedly resisted Trumps requests in various White House meetings and attempted to explain to the president the bound by contracts and must be reviewed by a regulatory commission and the current arrangement with Amazon was beneficial for the Postal Service. Trump has also met with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, then-National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and Domestic Policy Council Director Andrew Bremberg about Amazons business practices. This comes after Trump has repeatedly criticized the company, with claims that it is being subsidized by the Postal Service and that the Post serves as its chief lobbyist and tax shelter. Some administration officials told the newspaper that several of Trumps attacks aimed at Amazon have come in response to articles in The Post that he didnt like. The Washington Post is owned by a holding company privately owned by Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.

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