President Trump on Thursday told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo that Democratic demands to fund mail-in voting and the U.S. Postal Service in ongoing coronavirus stimulus negotiations were a non-starter.
Why it matters: Trump directly linked Democrats’ desired $3.6 billion for mail-in voting and $25 billion for the USPS to his continued baseless claims that increased mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud.
“Those are just two items. But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting because they’re not equipped to have it,” Trump said. He claimed the 2020 election could lead to “the greatest fraud in history.”
#TrumpKillsUSPS is #1 on Twitter at this writing.
Trump saying clearly on Fox why he won’t fund USPS. “Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots…But if they don’t get those two items that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting…”
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) August 13, 2020
This morning Trump openly admitted that he’s sabotaging the USPS in order to prevent Americans from voting. This is NOT OK. Everyone in America needs to hear this video now! Please make sure it goes viral! pic.twitter.com/cRgvTPGNnd
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) August 13, 2020
If we don’t step up to save @USPS, 600,000 hard working Americans will lose their jobs—and millions of Americans will lose access to a vital lifeline that delivers essential goods like paychecks and medicines. We must do everything in our power to save the post office from Trump.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 13, 2020
— Jada Yuan (@jadabird) August 13, 2020
— DanielNewmaη 404-737-1636 (@DanielNewman) August 13, 2020
Trump is deliberately sabotaging the USPS to prevent YOU (and every other American) from safely voting by mail. He thinks that he can make mail delivery so disjointed that the election results will be in doubt. We all need to fight for the Postal Service and our democracy!
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) August 13, 2020