Trump denied it, but his own White House confirmed that he has met with the Postmaster General, and by Trump’s own admission he’s slowing down the mail.
Jim Acosta of CNN tweeted:
Just this past Sunday, Trump said he hadn’t spoken to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. But WH confirms the two met last week on Monday. A WH spokesman says it was a meeting to congratulate DeJoy on being confirmed. DeJoy was confirmed in May. https://t.co/VbnJo7LtG2 pic.twitter.com/w1CtHkyu3X
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 14, 2020
Trump is pulling his usual stunt of trying to keep his hands clean while having others do his dirty work. DeJoy is an unqualified Trump donor who was only named Postmaster General to do Trump’s bidding. Trump wants mail-in voting stopped, so he is having his Postmaster General sabotage the United States Postal Service.
The American people are so outraged by Trump’s actions that calls are growing for a march on Washington to save the Postal Service.
There are other ways to stop Trump. Private shipping companies like UPS and FedEx could step up and offer to deliver any ballot for free that is dropped off at one of their drop boxes or store locations. Democrats have been preparing for Trump to try a stunt like this, and they are working on ways to make sure that ballots are delivered to local election officials.
Trump was caught cheating. It isn’t 2016. Americans are on to Trump, and this time the majority of the nation is ready to stop him.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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