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Donald Trump Now Tweeting About the USPS Situation

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Donald Trump is calling out the Democrats for requesting more federal funding for the USPS. The President took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to address the issue, calling it a “hoax.”

“Representatives of the Post Office have repeatedly stated that they DO NOT NEED MONEY, and will not make changes,” he tweeted. “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 that they are trying to pull off in violation of everything that our Country stands for.

In conclusion, the President writes: ‘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!”

Like many of the President’s social media posts, the tweet garnered a heated response from many. While some voiced their support for President Trump’s thoughts, others made their own accusations towards the President.

“Trump wants to sabotage the United States Postal Service just to get an advantage in the election by suppressing as many voters as possible during a pandemic,” one user writes. “Because at the end of the day, Trump can only win if he intimidates as many voters as possible from voting.”

Donald Trump Doubling Down on USPS Situation

This isn’t the first time President Donald Trump spoke out on the USPS issues. Earlier this month, he previously accused the Democrats pushing for funding for the postal service in order to pursue mail-in voting. He spoke out on the controversy during an appearance on Fox News.

“It’s their fault,” Trump said. “They want $3.5 billion for something that’s fraudulent … for the mail-in votes, universal mail-in ballots. They want $25 billion for the post office.”

The President continued by saying: “They need that money so it can work and they can take these millions and millions of ballots. But if they don’t get those two items, then they can’t have mail-in ballots.”

The funding would potentially be part of a second stimulus package. However, it doesn’t appear that another one will be coming any time soon. Learn more here.