Currently, there are more than 600,000 employees of the U.S. Postal System. A large number of those employees are veterans. It’s a large bloc of potential voters to enrage just 79 days ahead of a presidential election, but Trump has never been afraid to self-sabotage to push a conspiracy theory once he’s gotten ahold of it.
Just like the military and the Social Security administration, the United States Postal Service was never intended to be a money-making enterprise. However, that truth pales against Trump’s calling out of the postal system as somehow involved in a cover-up of a Democratic plan to steal votes. After all, asking “who is going to ‘collect’ the ballots?” is a direct attack on postal workers and the postal system, since it is them and only them who has access to those drop boxes.
Trump and his postmaster general, Louis Dejoy, are working overtime to hobble the post office just weeks ahead of the 2020 election. That is the basic truth of the matter, and it’s causing upheaval in a number of ways. Mail is being delayed. People who receive medications by mail are going without them. And mail-in voting, a system that the United States has literally had since voting began, is under direct threat by the man sworn to uphold the Constitution, which by the way guarantees the United States a postal system.
Trump can convince his voters of nonsense conspiracy theories involving postal workers, but Twitter wasn’t buying it. Read some of their comments below: