President Donald Trump asserted on Monday that the U.S. Post Office must be saved after spending months attacking the government agency.
In a tweet that confused many, the president appeared to voice support for the postal service in an all-caps decree.
“SAVE THE POST OFFICE!” Trump said.
SAVE THE POST OFFICE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2020
The statement follows countless false claims from the president regarding mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
The president has repeatedly alleged that voting by mail would allow the election to be “rigged” despite no evidence supporting his claim.
Even Trump’s Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, who is accused of making significant changes to the Post Office in an effort to hamper Americans’ ability to vote, has been using absentee ballots for more than 15 years.
Given Trump’s open disdain for the postal service, many were confused by his remarks.
The tweet was bombarded with a wide-range of reactions.
“This is like if Roy Moore tweeted KEEP CHILDREN SAFE,” @briantylercohen said, referencing the disgraced politician and accused pedophile.
This is like if Roy Moore tweeted KEEP CHILDREN SAFE.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 17, 2020
YOU’RE A SOCIOPATH!
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) August 17, 2020
SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY!
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) August 17, 2020
Many agreed that the Post Office needed saving, but saving from Trump himself.
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) August 17, 2020
Dude, are you KIDDING?
We need to SAVE THE POST OFFICE from YOU, the crooked asshole who's trying to destroy it.
You're like the arsonist watching the house burn down from the fire YOU started saying "SAVE THE HOUSE!"
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 17, 2020
You are the most famous arsonist in the world. You light the fire, pour gasoline on the fire, then scream to save whatever you lit on fire to look like a hero. You’re a fake, a fraud, and as @MaryLTrump says…a loser.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) August 17, 2020
Even the notorious tweet-stealers over at The Lincoln Project got in on the action.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 17, 2020
Ok, get out of the box then. pic.twitter.com/b5WuxRV9Hs
— 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐭𝟏𝟗𝟔𝟖 (@repeat1968) August 17, 2020
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 17, 2020
Trump denied to reporters at the White House on Monday allegations that he has worked to purposely slow down the mail.
“Wouldn’t do that,” Trump said. “I have encouraged everybody: Speed up the mail, not slow the mail.”
DeJoy, the Postmaster General, is now set to testify next week before Congress on changes he’s made that have resulted in higher prices and longer delays.
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