>> With a sudden late night executive order President Trump taking his fight with Amazon up a notch ordering a task force to examine the finances of the US postal service which he said loses billions of dollars while Amazon gets richer.>> Because it delivers packages for Amazon at a very below cost.
>> Deliveries for online retailers have been the fastest growing part of the USPS and helped to offset a sharp decline in regular first class mail, a point Amazon's large staff of lobbyist hopes to communicate to the White House says Reuter's correspondent Jeffrey Daston.>> There are open lines between a company and lower level staffers in the White House and with members of Congress.
Those in government want to understand what one of the most innovative and biggest American companies is up to and why they see the world they way they do. The company will surely communicate it's views to those who talk to the task force, even directly to members of the task force.
>> Even if Amazon does get hit with higher rates from USPS, Dastin says they have time and strategy on their side.>> They now have least a fleet of 40 planes. They have tons of trucks or gig economy drivers working to deliver goods for them in-house.>> Critics say Trump's attacks on Amazon are aimed at pushing pressure on CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post Newspaper.
Trump has repeatedly complained about the Post's coverage of his administration, calling its reporting fake news.