Obama Slams Trump: He Is Attempting to ‘Actively Kneecap the Postal Service’

Former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump for his handling of the United States Postal Service (USPS) amid the pandemic and upcoming presidential election.

Obama participated in a podcast interview with his former campaign manager David Plouffe.

The former president claimed Republican lawmakers have “actively tried to discourage people’s votes from counting in all kinds of ways, whether it’s voter ID laws or blatant gerrymandering, making it difficult for people in certain precincts to find their polling places.”

He also noted the distinct difference in Trump’s remarks regarding the U.S. Postal Service as he highlighted the president’s admitted reason for doing so.

“What we’ve never seen before is a president say, ‘I’m going to try to actively kneecap the postal service to encourage voting, and I will be explicit about the reason I’m doing it,’” Obama said.

He continued, “That’s sort of unheard of, right? And we also have not had an election in the midst of a pandemic that is still deadly and killing a lot of people and we still don’t know the long-term side effects of contracting the illness.”

Obama’s podcast interview came as he also tweeted his concerns about the USPS. The former president stressed the importance of the USPS as he noted how vital it is for Americans of all ages.

He tweeted, “Everyone depends on the USPS. Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open. They can’t be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

Despite Democrats’ concerns about the USPS, mail-in voting, and the upcoming election, Trump has opposed the idea of additional funding to the USPS. On Thursday, he admitted that he was well aware his decision would prohibit Democratic lawmakers’ calls push for universal mail-in voting.

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  1. Lying Paul The Emeffer: virile means that someone, usually has “strength”, but this fat slob exudes NO strength. He only exudes weakness, both physically and politically.

    His physical weakness is obvious, but his political weaknesses he tries to hide behind his chaos and deflection or misdirection. He hasn’t put forth ANY new policies for the next four years, if he can even manage a win, EXCEPT to refund SS and Medicare. How is that a winning strength?

    In what way is he “virile”? He’s got nothing going for him, except a rabid Cult-45.

  2. BTW, Lying Paul The Emeffer, confirm to Linda whether you think fat King Donald The Loser is”virile”?

    Is she correct or I am confused about that?

  3. “We are getting to know more and more about Scotty the Imposter everyday.” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    First of all, you DF, I set you (or someone just as dumb as you) up. You took the bait, hook line and stinker. 😀

    Second of all, you are learning nothing about me from that and you never will. Confusion is in my name for a reason. You don’t have the brain capacity to figure out when you are being made a fool of, you liar. You let your imagination rule your thoughts and it drives your fears which makes you crazy. All I do it feed it.

  4. So Scotty the Imposter has a crush on Mitt Romney. See his post below to Linda.
    Here is his quote:

    Have you not seen Mitt Romney lately? Holy shit! For a guy his age, HE’s hot!

    In Caps too!

    We are getting to know more and more about Scotty the Imposter everyday.

  5. “I keep thinking you will get some class and start acting like an EX-PRESIDENT but you continue to show us that will never happen.” Peggy

    Well, Aunt Peg, what is your royal advice for King Donald The Loser when he likely leaves office, in January? Do you recommend that he stick to things that he thinks that he knows, such as golfing (at which he is a known cheater)? Hmmm?

  6. “Most gerrymandering I’ve been aware of goes in favor of democrats.” Diane

    I take it that you don’t get out much, then. That is confusing you.

    Here is a link to 538’s gerrymandering article, in 2018. (Feel free to look for something more recent.) Please, take note of the map. The whole frigging country has been gerrymandered and American Fascists are the worst offenders. In fact, a recent Democratic politician lost his gerrymandered seat to a progressive because he agreed to letting the American Fascists gerrymander his district because he thought that that would ensure his own re-election. Ooops! Corrupt Democrats can ALSO be incompetent.

    projects.fivethirtyeight.com/redistricting-maps/

  7. “a virile man like Trump” Linda

    BWAHAHAHAHA!

    I am confused, Linda.

    If you think King Donald The Loser, who is about as fat as King Henry The 8th was, is virile, you must have some really weird fantasies during your sex.

    Have you not seen Mitt Romney lately? Holy shit! For a guy his age, HE’s hot! Maybe you should start fantasizing about him, instead. Just saying.

    1. That is because the real loser is you. You have an IQ of ZERO and couldn’t even make it out of kindergarten. I suggest that you, like non-centrist, put your head back up your ass and stop with the lies and deceit. It makes you look like an ignorant, lying turd that has no facts or anything worth while to say. I guess that is typical for fascists like you.

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  9. Obama, you knee-capped this country for 8 years with your high taxes and sending corporations fleeing overseas, among many other things.
    I keep thinking you will get some class and start acting like an EX-PRESIDENT but you continue to show us that will never happen.

  10. We know that what Dump is doing risks 6 months in jail or 2k fine or both. Why is he not doing one, the other, or both? Oh, I forgot. We have a king now.

  11. Linda, if you have not noticed the libtards are running scared with what has been going on in Trump’s favor lately and what is upcoming so like in Julia’s case they want the election ASAP.

  12. Julia, hunny…………you’re brain can’t handle a virile man like Trump! So when he wins
    by a LANDSLIDE on November 3rd you’ll be sucking your thumb again!

  13. how much more do we have to stand this creature in office, i tell you congress should change the date to vote to sept 3rd, that way we can boot this bastard out

    1. non-centrist I really wish you would stop talking out your ass and mouth at the same time. I realize that, for you, they are interchangeable but the smell in unbearable. Just put your head back up your ass and leave it there.

  14. Most gerrymandering I’ve been aware of goes in favor of democrats. The fact that, during a pandemic, the democrats are more focused on the USPS than our economy, educating our children, social welfare, etc. is telling. It’s all about stealing the election.

  15. The only one attempting to cheat are the Demonrats! We, the people,
    don’t give a shit what this scumbag traitor has to say. WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! PERIOD!

  16. Can someone remind this dude that the bulk of the American people do not care what he says……

  17. Mike you need to reread who you cal Rupauls comment. He is not one of the libtards in this thread. In his reference to a Traitor he was referring to Obama. You got it right with the other two rockheads though.

  18. No one cares wh as t Oboza has to say. Under his administration the USPS was floudering. No one wants to bail them out any linger but Dems have to suck up to the Feds.

    They are so goid that Amazon develiped their own service.

    Under Obozo…

    It might feel like first-class postage is going up every few weeks, but the U.S. Postal Service nevertheless is in need of a bailout.

    Frank Todisco, chief actuary for the Government Accountability Office, told a House committee last week that the agency had $100 billion in debt and unfunded health benefit liabilities at the end of the last fiscal year.

    At this stage, even the Postal Service admits it needs help.

    Now Pelosi wants to bail out their huge pension costs because of bloated contracts.

  19. Here’s what thinking people with working memories will ask.

    Why is the USPS suddenly sooo critical to you and the other Dims? Is it your last chance to cheat?

    I notice the TDS and others try to lie about you making the economy sooo much better. Really? Why then did you push the misery as the “new normal” that people would have to accept?

    We were all there for the economic failure you displayed, but only some of us remember the reality. You lacked that “magic wand” you touted.

    Your legacy is failure and it’s too late for your teleprompter, err, magic oratory to save you.

  20. You were president for eight years. Why didn’t YOU fix the USPS? Hmm?
    All you and Congress did was slap bandaids on an organization with arterial bleeding. Bailouts. BS.

  21. Why is this such an important thing to the Dems that they keep pushing for “Bulk Mail Balloting”???

  22. So Obama’s Russian/Fisa scam didn’t get Trump from being POTUS…….this is his new idea to cheat an election! What a putz he is………..REALLY?!

  23. Memo to Genital Contusion, VaJayjay and Rupaul, your Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) notwithstanding, the USPS had no need for Trump or anybody to “kneecap” it, it has been crippled for years.

  24. Of course tRump is undermining the election because the numbers show he will lose, so poor bone spurs HAS to cheat.

  25. why does this Traitor have any right to say anything about this election. he diid more to divide America than anyone for the last 200 years. We would have absolutely no racism issues at all if it weren’t for him and his ‘wife.’

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