President Donald Trump once again took aim at retail giant Amazon on Thursday, as he accused it of ripping off the United States Postal Service and putting retail shops out of business.
"I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election," Trump wrote. "Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!"
I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state… https://t.co/ONyVYY2yMe— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1522324658.0
In fact, Amazon pays the United States Post Office to deliver its packages and the mission of the USPS is to deliver mail and packages. Additionally, notes Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis, Amazon now pays sales taxes in most of the states where it operates.
Trump has regularly attacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, and the president has in the past accused it of ripping off the post office. A report from Axios' Jonathan Swan earlier this week indicated that Trump was "obsessed" with taking on Bezos, and he's regularly heard complaints from his wealthy developer friends that Amazon has been putting their shopping malls out of business.