President Trump says US Postal Service doesn't need money, questions $25 billion grant and calls it a 'hoax'

The bill is passed in the House of Rep largely along with party lines in a 257-150 voting with 26 Republicans supporting it with the Democrats


                            President Trump says US Postal Service doesn't need money, questions $25 billion grant and calls it a 'hoax'
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After the House of Representatives voted on Saturday, August 22, to provide $25 billion in funding to the United States Postal Service with a startling 26 Republicans voting with Democrats, POTUS Donald Trump seems to be uneasy. He has come up with scathing attacks on the bill that blocks USPS changes seen as responsible for slow mail service in the country ahead of the presidential elections.

The bill is passed largely along with party lines in a 257-150 voting. It says the “Delivering for America Act,” will require that all official elections must be treated as first-class mail. It shall prohibit the removal, decommissioning, or another stoppage of mail sorting machines, other than for routine maintenance. It shall also prohibit the removal of mailboxes and reverse any changes already implemented related to Postal Service that delay mail delivery.

While passing the proposal Rep Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, said , "No American should ever have to choose between their health, safety and wellbeing on one hand, and their constitutional right to vote on the other.” But Trump, who has previously tried to discredit mail in the voting system, has gone against the proposal. He tweed on Saturday, August 22, “Representatives of the Post Office have repeatedly stated that they DO NOT NEED MONEY, and will not make changes. This is all another HOAX by the Democrats to give 25 Billion unneeded dollars for political purposes, without talking about the Universal Mail-In Ballot Scam". He continued, “....that they are trying to pull off in violation of everything that our country stands for. Vote NO to the Pelosi/ Schumer money wasting HOAX which is taking place now. Then fight the $51 million unasked for Ballots. Only ABSENTEE BALLOTS are acceptable!”

 



 

 



 

 

Previously, the Democrats and some Republicans have accused Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a donor to President Donald Trump’s campaign of engineering changes at the agency in an effort to sow distrust for mail-in voting and impact elections which are to take place via mail-in ballot in the US due to fear of pandemic. While some Republicans have supported the funding to the Postal service, others majorly have denied the need for new funding and policy changes.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, has dismissed the need for a standalone bill on the post office, while the White House has threatened a presidential veto as reported in ABC News. After Trump has lashed against the funding and called it a hoax, the Internet seems to flog him with tweets like his presidency is a “hoax” and that mail-in ballots have been used in many states for years and years, so there is no harm in using the system. Some said that those Republicans who supported the proposal are maybe not seeking re-election since they have gone against Trump’s stand.

A user tweeted, “Donald Trump’s presidency is a hoax.”



 

 

Another mentioning the use of mail in ballots wrote, “Mail-in ballots have been used in many states for years and years. If they are a hoax then wouldn’t that mean that you may have lost the election in 2017?”



 

 

Others dug up Trump’s old stand where he was allegedly trying to withhold funds to tank the Post Office. “Umm, you actually admitted on Fox News that you were deliberately withholding funds to tank the Post Office.I guess you forgot because you were busy trying to remember Person Woman Man Camera TV...Traitor.”



 

 

Another concurred going against Trump, “Another "hoax," says the President ???? Mr Trump may call the money “unneeded” today for postal service that was passed todsy - but on August 13th he acknowledged it WAS needed to handle the expected influx of mail-in ballots.”



 

 

Former Obama WH Secretary Chris Lu said that it is a big deal when so many Republicans have opted to vote for USPS funding which is a partisan issue. “26 House Republicans break ranks to vote for USPS funding.Yes, this shouldn’t be a partisan issue since everyone depends on the mail. But in these partisan times, 26 Republicans defying Trump is a big deal. McConnell ignores this bipartisan bill at his own political peril.”



 

 

On the other front, people said, “Those 26 Republicans are mostly no seeking re-election.”



 

 


 
 
 
 

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