President Trump on U.S. Postal Service: I’m just making it good

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Washington. Trump is en route to Minnesota and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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UPDATED 9:53 AM PT – Monday, August 17, 2020

President Trump said he’s just making the U.S. Postal Service “good” amid recent changes and controversy surrounding the postmaster general.

In an interview Monday, the president called Postmaster General Louis DeJoy “a very good businessman.” He pointed out that the Postal Service has lost tens of billions of dollars over the last 10 to 12 years.

President Trump also called Amazon one of the biggest problems with the Postal Service and said it loses massive amounts of money by delivering their packages. He also said the Postal Service has been run like a disaster for many years.

“It costs us every time they (Amazon) drop a package,” stated the president. “It costs us like $3 to deliver the package for them…we’re losing a fortune.”

Meanwhile, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have called for a criminal inquiry into the postmaster general.

In a letter Monday, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and California congressman Ted Lieu called for the FBI director to open a criminal probe into DeJoy. They claimed he’s slowing the mail by dismantling sorting machines to give President Trump an advantage in the November elections.

The lawmakers cited the president’s attacks on mail-in voting and claimed it’s an attempt to hobble the Postal Service as voters seek to use it due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the U.S. Postal Service in jeopardy, the House of Representatives scheduled a last-minute emergency hearing.

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