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Trump designates task force to evaluate USPS finances

A United States Postal Service mail carrier.
A United States Postal Service mail carrier. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

President Trump issued an executive order on Thursday, designating a task force for the U.S. Postal Service "to evaluate the operations and finances of the USPS," chaired by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The big picture: This isn't the first time Trump has spoken out about USPS — earlier this month he tweeted that he was "right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money." While he didn't mention Amazon in the order, Axios' Jonathan Swan reported last month that Trump tells people Amazon has gotten a free ride from taxpayers and cushy treatment from the U.S. Postal Service