Trump: US Postal Service getting 'dumber and poorer' while making Amazon 'richer'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE insisted on Friday that the U.S. Postal Service should be charging online retailers, like Amazon, more to deliver packages, saying the service's cheap delivery rates were making it "dumber and poorer."

"Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!" he tweeted.

Trump’s tweet came after “Fox and Friends” aired a segment about technology trends expected in 2018. Among them was Amazon’s bet on augmented reality, which would reportedly allow online shoppers to see how products would look in their homes before making a purchase.


Trump is known take to Twitter to comment on the news in real time, and Fox News is reportedly his network of choice.

Trump has repeatedly clashed with Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, in the past, and has criticized Bezos’s ownership of The Washington Post, which he often derides as “fake news.”

- This report was updated at 8:42 a.m.