USA Today reports:
A postcard mailed to every American household that included coronavirus social distancing guidelines and also prominently featured President Donald Trump’s name cost the U.S. Postal Service $28 million, USA TODAY has learned.
The coronavirus card, which began appearing in U.S. mailboxes in March, drew fire from good-government groups that said it applied a political veneer to the administration’s effort to inform Americans about the pandemic. The cost comes as the U.S. mail service – which Trump has described as “a joke” – is struggling financially.
“If it were anyone else, the hypocrisy would be stunning, but not with this president,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who chairs the government operations subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. “To bash the USPS while using its services for personal benefit speaks to the character of President Trump.”