Fox’s Shep Smith and John Roberts destroy Trump’s lies about Amazon hurting the Post Office
April 03, 2018
While fact-checking President Donald Trump's continued lies about Amazon hurting the Post Office, Fox News' Shep Smith and correspondent John Roberts took the president himself to task.
"The Postal Service's own numbers show it makes money by delivering packages for Amazon and other companies," Smith said, refuting Trump's assertion that the agency loses money by delivering the e-commerce giant's packages. "As for taxpayers, the Post Office's own website points out and I quote: the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating the space. None. And that reference to $1.47 that the president came up with there, a Citigroup study showed last year on average the Postal Service was charging $1.46 below market rates for package delivery. But our researchers point out if that discount exists, it's not just for amazon — it's a bulk rate discount."
"There's a great deal of confusion or something here regarding Amazon and the Post Office," the host noted to Roberts, "because none of that — none of that was true."
"This can be boiled into very simple terms," Roberts said. "This is personal, and it's between the president and Jeff Bezos, the guy who created Amazon who also now owns The Washington Post."
The Post, Roberts continued, has a unit "dedicated to reporting on the Trump administration."
"The president looks at The Washington Post everyday," the correspondent noted, "and by and large doesn't like what he sees."
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