Trump’s anti-Amazon Crusade Delayed

The Story:

The US Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has postponed a hearing that had been scheduled for tomorrow, September 5, concerning the reform of the postal system, because the White House has not yet released its promised report on the subject.

Background:

President Donald Trump has firmly stated his view that Amazon and other bulk mailers get an overly generous deal, allowing them to treat the US Postal Service as a “delivery boy.” In April, Trump created a task force to study the question with the expectation that it would release a report in time to provide grist for the mill of Senate hearings. It now appears that either the report is not complete or it is complete but doesn’t reach the conclusions the President wanted, because it has not been released.

The Thing to Know:

Trump’s theory that Amazon ought to be paying higher postal rates may have something to do with his animosity toward the Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who is also the founder and CEO of … Amazon.

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