“The bill’s not going to happen because they don’t even want to talk about it, because we can’t give them the kind of ridiculous things that they want that have nothing to do with the pandemic,” Trump said at the White House during yesterday’s evening news briefing.
“So they are admitting they want $3.5 billion and they are not going to do a deal that’s good the American people, therefore they are not going to get the $3.5 billion , therefore they can’t do the universal mail in vote. It’s very simple”
President Trump on the Post Office: “They don’t have the money to do the mail in voting. Are they gonna do it even if they don’t have the money?”
Trump says that without the Postal Service money that he’s blocking, the election will be “greatest fraud in history.”
The White House agreed only to loan the USPS $10 billion, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leveraged to try to bring the Postal Service more heavily under the administration’s control.
President Trump says the U.S. Postal Service is incapable of facilitating mail-in voting because it cannot access the emergency funding he is blocking, and made clear that requests for additional aid were nonstarters in the second stimulus package relief negotiations.
President Trump said the cash-strapped agency’s enlarged role in the November election would perpetuate “one of the greatest frauds in history.”
Speaking yesterday at his daily pandemic news briefing, Trump said he would NOT approve $25 billion in emergency funding for the Postal Service, or $3.5 billion in supplemental funding for election resources, citing prohibitively high costs.
They don’t have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can’t do it, I guess,” Trump said. “Are they going to do it even if they don’t have the money?”
KEY COMMENTS FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP:
So they want $3.5 billion for universal mail in voting for the country. We have hundreds of millions of voters. Now they want to take it countrywide, mailing, voting. It’s going to be the greatest fraud in the history of elections. When you always talk about Russia, Russia, Russia, China, Iran on voting, your biggest problem is going to be with the Democrats, not with China, Russia and Iran.
And they also want $25 billion additional for the post office
The post office has been run poorly for many, many decades. Great people in the post office, incredible people, but they’ve had very bad leadership for many years. So we’ll get it straightened out. But they turned out this bill because they want radical left agenda items that nobody in their right mind would approve.
And the bill is not going to happen because they don’t want to talk about it, because we can’t give them the kind of ridiculous things that they want that have nothing to do with the pandemic. So therefore, they don’t have the money to do the universal mail in voting. So therefore they can’t do it, I guess. Right. Are they going to do it even though they don’t have the money?
Let’s see what happens. This would be one of the greatest frauds in history. So they’re admitting that they want $3.5 billion and they’re not going to do a deal that’s good for the American people. Therefore, they’re not going to get the $3.5 billion. Therefore, they can’t do universal mail in vote. Very simple. How are they going to do it if they don’t have the money to do it?
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President Trump discusses economy, pandemic, 2020 race, and more with reporters