Trump Demands Post Office Charge Higher Rates To Amazon For Deliveries

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If it’s Friday morning and his cell phone is working, you can bet that Donald Trump is firing off ridiculous tweets about whatever stray thought happened to cross his mind.

Sure enough, Trump was in rare form, attacking the U.S. Post Office for not charging enough to ship packages for online retailer Amazon:

In case you’re wondering what set Trump off on this Twitter tangent, it likely has something to do with a report on his favorite show, Fox & Friends, which suggested Amazon was a company to watch in 2018 because of innovations they’re making to improve the online shopping experience.

But Trump has long had an ax to grind with Amazon and its CEO, Jeff Bezos. Bezos was recently named the third richest person in the world, with a net worth of at least $72.8 billion, far ahead of Trump, who shows up at #156 and has a net worth of $3.7 billion, down $800 million from 2016.

Trump also harbors a great deal of animosity towards Bezos because he owns The Washington Post, which has repeatedly published reports of just how out of control Trump is as president.

While Trump was busy attacking Amazon and the Post Office, others on Twitter were quick to remind Trump that once again he was only getting part of the facts right with his tweet. And others reminded Trump that he doesn’t understand the basics of business:

The one bright spot in this entire matter is by now Trump is probably “back to work,” just the way he said he’d be the minute Christmas was over with. Translation: He’s playing golf right now, which is his idea of working. As long as it keeps him off Twitter and away from the nuclear codes, it’s a good thing.

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