One can always tell when Donald Trump’s weekend golf rounds are complete.
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The blissful silence on his Twitter feed ends, only to be replaced with the latest steaming pile of whatever rant is clouding his obsessively paranoid consciousness at the moment.
WATCH: President Trump hits the links at his Virginia golf club on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/ajsKBr0BeX
— The Hill (@thehill) August 22, 2020
After returning from his rounds at his Trump National Golf Club just outside Washington DC today, the U.S. Postal Service and the likelihood that universal mail-in voting and a highly motivated electorate would be deadly to his efforts to win a second term in office were top of mind for the president judging from the posts he made this afternoon.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2020
Let’s parse Trump’s tweet for more accurate comprehension of what he’s trying to say and why.
One has to understand that by “Representatives of the Post Office” Trump is referring to his hand-picked Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, who is a major donor to his campaign and still has a massive conflict of interest “after failing to divest significant financial interests in two companies directly affected by the work of the United States Postal Service,” according to the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
The evaluation that the Post Office does “NOT NEED MONEY” seems to be motivated entirely by Trump’s nefarious scheme to cripple the Postal Service to prevent all those mail-in ballots — votes that are invulnerable to electronic hacking by foreign or domestic forces looking to pervert the results of an otherwise free and fair election — from being delivered.
Given the massive deficits that the USPS has run since they were required by a then Republican-led Congress in 2006 to pre-fund their pension payments many years in advance in a manner unlike many other businesses or federal agencies, the claim that the USPS does not need additional funding is a ludicrous lie much greater than the supposed “HOAX” the president is accusing Democrats of attempting to pull.
That it’s no hoax that the Trump administration is trying to discredit mail-in voting for his own benefit is proven by the president’s attempts to characterize “ABSENTEE BALLOTS” as something separate and different from the identical mail-in ballots that he condemns.
The fact is that with America’s patchwork of state voting regulations the two terms are used interchangeably to refer to the exact same process and no amount of bluster by the president can change the meaning of one to distinguish it from the other.
The reports of the continued dismantling of mail sorting machines — despite Postmaster DeJoy’s sworn Congressional testimony that he had ordered a halt to further changes to the USPS operation until after the November elections — and the stories of delayed medication deliveries and dead baby chicks piling up in post offices across the country after DeJoy’s ascension to the Postmaster’s role.
This entire tweet by Trump is just one big desperate lie to try to salvage his re-election campaign from the swift fall into the pits of hopelessness that his failures while in power truly deserve.
Make sure you repudiate Trump’s malfeasance by voting him out for good in November, no matter how you cast your ballot.
Remember that this president only accuses others of behavior that he himself is likely guilty of, so additional ballot security measures will be needed in November, but mostly to protect the integrity of the electoral process from Trump’s evil minions.
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