Taylor Swift Shreds Donald Trump Over ‘Calculated Dismantling’ of United States Postal Service
Pop superstar Taylor Swift slayed President Donald Trump over his war on the United States Postal Service in a viral Twitter post Saturday afternoon.
“Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president. He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power,” Swift tweeted. “Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely. Request a ballot early. Vote early.”
Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely. Request a ballot early. Vote early.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 15, 2020
Swift’s condemnation of Trump, which can be extended to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, came shortly before the president pretended that he was totally clueless as to what DeJoy – who has “done great” in Trump’s eyes – has been up to.
Trump put DeJoy in charge of the USPS in June. He has had a meteoric ascent from obscurity to infamy because of his willingness to dismantle crucial mail-in voting infrastructure at the president’s pleasure.
Asked by a reporter if he ultimately bears responsibility for the USPS’s ability to carry out its duties, Trump said that his “man in there,” DeJoy, “is a very talented person” who has “done great” and is “working very hard.”
Instead, Trump deflected blame onto the Democrats, whom he accused of “not approving proper funding for postal.” Trump then accused Democrats of blocking funding for “this ridiculous thing that they want to do, which is all mail-in voting.”
For millions, mail-in voting is the only safe choice amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 168,000 Americans since March.
Trump was also asked if DeJoy’s controversial cuts “had your backing.” His answer is disturbing.
DeJoy “is a great man” who “wants to make the Post Office great again,” Trump combatively replied. “You ever hear the expression? He wants to make the Post Office great again. The Post Office is a catastrophe.”
When he was pressed on specifics, Trump became flustered and confessed that he had no idea what was really going on.
“I don’t know what he’s doing, I can only tell you he’s a very smart man,” Trump said of DeJoy. “He’ll be a great postmaster general… who’s obviously going to need funding. But the Democrats aren’t willing to provide tother things so they won’t get the funding for that.”
The president’s assertion is completely false. Democrats have proposed $25 billion but Trump and the Republicans have said no.