The U.S. Postal Service generated $1.6 billion in profit from Amazon in its 2019 fiscal year, on $3.9 billion in revenue from its business with the e-commerce giant.
That’s one of several revelations about the USPS in a Washington Post report Thursday, citing internal USPS emails and financial statements obtained by the American Oversight watchdog group through a public records request.
The numbers appear to debunk repeated claims by President Donald Trump that the U.S. Postal Service loses money on Amazon whenever it ships a package.
President Trump has repeatedly criticized Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, over the issue. The president has called on the USPS to raise the price of delivering packages for Amazon.