We’ve talked before about how much Prznint Stupid hates Jeff Bezos (I know, take a number): he’s richer and self-made richer, he’s smarter, and he owns the WaPo. So in the traditional mango-hued shitgibbon’s way, Bezos must be destroyed!
It comes as little surprise that Prznint Stupid is trying to use the awesome power of the Federal Gubmint to smite his enemies, which if this were a banana republic instead of a banana Republican, we would all be tsk-tsking this.
“President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages.” Brennan has resisted. “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. Despite these presentations, Trump has continued to level criticism at Amazon.”
This would cost Amazon (and other companies) billions of dollars which would end up costing their customers billions of dollars.
Brennan and Stupid have met about the matter several times. Thus far Brennan, a 32-year veteran of the Postal Service, has told him “in multiple conversations this year and last that these arrangements are bound by contracts and must be reviewed by a regulatory commission.” She also told him that the Post Office loses money delivering first-class letters (especially to rural places like Possum Hollar where his base lives), it makes money on package delivery.
Doesn’t matter. Bezos must be punished. Let’s conclude with Elmira Gantry Huckabee-Sanders skillful deflecting the controversy:
“We are doing a total look at how the post office is operating. But [we] don’t have anything specific for you on that.”