President Donald Trump has reportedly personally asked the postmaster general to double Amazon’s shipping rates in an escalation of his animosity towards the company and its CEO, Jeff Bezos.
The Washington Post reported Friday on the claim made by three people close to the matter. U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan has repeatedly pushed back on the president’s request in a number of conversations occurring both this year and last year.
Brennan told Trump “these arrangements are bound by contracts and must be reviewed by a regulatory commission,” the Post‘s sources said.
“She has told the president that the Amazon relationship is beneficial for the Postal Service and gave him a set of slides that showed the variety of companies, in addition to Amazon, that also partner for deliveries,” the report continued.