President Trump escalated his ongoing battle with online retail giant Amazon Thursday night, issuing an executive order demanding the US Postal Service conduct a full review of its finances and future stability.
Amazon isn’t mentioned, but the message is clear.
According to Politico:
“President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Postal Service to undergo an audit Thursday evening, a move that comes after president’s repeated claims that Amazon is fleecing the USPS through alleged unfair business practices.
“The USPS is on an unsustainable financial path and must be restructured to prevent a taxpayer-funded bailout,” reads the executive order Trump issued shortly before 9 p.m.
While not explicitly mentioned in the order, the president has hammered e-commerce giant Amazon in recent weeks and alleged that the company and its CEO Jeff Bezos are driving the USPS into the ground.
“I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy,” Trump wrote on Twitter on April 3.”