Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.O) fell by 6 percent on Monday after United States President, Donald Trump, said he was going to reign in the online tech giant. President Donald Trump attacked the online retailer on Twitter due to the pricing of its deliveries through the United States Postal Service and promised unspecified changes.
Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country…not a level playing field!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018
For a long time now, Trump has been quite vocal about his displeasure with Amazon and its delivery prices. Amazon’s misuse of the US postal service has triggered this level of unrest. Trump’s Tweet on Monday was not the only posted regarding the issue. Citing his growing annoyance against this particular tech giant, Trump said on Saturday he was if the post office “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $ 2.6 billion.”
While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2018
With Trump’s increasing aggression against Amazon, the shares of the company dropped down by 6 percent, wiping out nearly $ 45 billion from its market value. Last week, the company lost about $ 54 billion thanks to Trump. The postal service has also been posting losses mainly because of payments, more than $5 billion a year as mandated by Congress to pre fund the service’s future retirees’ healthcare.
Last week, Trump accused Amazon of not paying enough taxes, making the postal system lose money and putting small retailers out of business. This has raised serious concern for the Amazon investors and with these string of tweets along with Trump’s threats, is slowly starting to worry the investors. The shares are likely to fall down lower than the current amount in the coming weeks.
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