Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal : Planet Money President Trump's objection to Amazon's deal with the Postal Service is based on dodgy data.
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Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal

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President Trump doesn't like Amazon's deal with the USPS. He recently repeated an estimate that the US mail loses $1.47 every time Amazon uses it to send a package.

The Postal Service is losing money. But Josh Barro of Business Insider discovered Trump's assertion that Amazon isn't paying enough to use the USPS is based on faulty data. And a lack of understanding of how the Postal Service works.

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