President Trump personally urged the leader of the U.S. Postal Service to double the rates the agency charges Amazon and other firms for delivery packages in several private conversations in 2017 and 2018..
The Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, responded that the arrangements are bound by contracts and reviewed by an independent commission. She also argued to Trump the arrangements have benefits for the financially beleaguered Postal Service.
Trump has repeatedly accused the Postal Service of subsidizing Amazon, whose chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post. Read more »