After an all-out assault on the United States Postal Service, having hundreds of mail-sorting machines and mailboxes removed with the intent to make mail-in-voting more difficult in the middle of a global pandemic, Trump decided to tweet something completely opposite of his intentions.
SAVE THE POST OFFICE!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1597695490.0
The USPS has warned 46 states and Washington, D.C. that it may not be able to deliver all mail-in ballots on time to be counted for the 2020 general election, including the presidential election and the Senate/House elections.
Users weren't readily fooled by Trump's tweet.
@realDonaldTrump BY VOTING FOR BIDEN!— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1597701606.0
@realDonaldTrump You literally said you want to defund the post office so that people couldn't vote by mail. Liter… https://t.co/LesoLipVop— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1597695618.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/k14SXNWzDs— Jeremy Palko (@Jeremy Palko)1597701642.0
@realDonaldTrump SAVE AMERICA #ImWithNasty https://t.co/cECIkdPWJD— Glenn (@Glenn)1597703016.0
@realDonaldTrump The Force is strong in the Postal Service https://t.co/9b9MMm9q8v— Rage is ANTI FASCISM (@Rage is ANTI FASCISM)1597704129.0
Most hypocritical of all, perhaps, is the fact that Trump himself votes by mail. The USPS may not even be able to correctly handle his vote.
Trump balked at the idea of additional funds for the USPS. Post Master General Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, has now been subpoenaed by Congress to answer for the actions he ordered under Trump's direction.
He is due to testify next week.
@realDonaldTrump Now Trump is tweeting "save the post office" after actively attempting to undermine its operations… https://t.co/3M26pDP6qH— MURRAY 🗽 (@MURRAY 🗽)1597695637.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/s2GgqkQD80— Stephen Elwell (@Stephen Elwell)1597704655.0
@realDonaldTrump Not sure if it’s gaslighting or dementia or some combination of the two. https://t.co/xmufL6Mncc— Kushibo MPH, docent to the parody alternate univrs (@Kushibo MPH, docent to the parody alternate univrs)1597704675.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/LOGsAxUiON— Elaine (@Elaine)1597706263.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/T94uHNod3x— TERMINAL NATION (@TERMINAL NATION)1597706546.0
For the next 90 days, collection box removal has been suspended.
But this is not before disturbing photos of piles of collection boxes being locked and piled up on trucks to be removed circled the internet.
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/bAwPFIjGKM— Think of The Scarlet Pimpernipple (@Think of The Scarlet Pimpernipple)1597708970.0
@realDonaldTrump ... From you. https://t.co/QAmQSbfJvZ— Chuck (@Chuck)1597709383.0
@realDonaldTrump .... from Donald Trump!— Perez (@Perez)1597733010.0
@realDonaldTrump MY ARMY VETERAN FATHER HAS STILL NOT RECEIVED HEART MEDICATION IN THE MAIL AS OF TODAY. MY POST O… https://t.co/1kMLiEjCLG— matt lynch (@matt lynch)1597695519.0
@realDonaldTrump While we are talking about the Postal Service. Let’s discuss you sending these out to North Caroli… https://t.co/Ar2amtkF2t— Rage is ANTI FASCISM (@Rage is ANTI FASCISM)1597702459.0
The Postmaster General has since come out to say, according to The Hill:
"To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded."
However, damage has already been done.
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