Trump Donor to Take Over as Head of the US Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service announced that it has tapped a major donor to President Donald Trump as its new postmaster general.

Louis DeJoy, an accomplished businessman from North Carolina, has been selected to serve as the new head effective June 15.

Robert M. (Mike) Duncan, chair of the Board of Governors, issued a statement on Wednesday.

“Louis DeJoy understands the critical public service role of the United States Postal Service, and the urgent need to strengthen it for future generations,” Duncan said.

He continued, “The Board appreciated Louis’ depth of knowledge on the important issues facing the Postal Service and his desire to work with all of our stakeholders on preserving and protecting this essential institution.”

The Postal Service made the appointment upon Megan Brennan’s retirement. She announced she intended to step down in October of 2019.

“I look forward to working with the supporters of the Postal Service in Congress and the Administration to ensure the Postal Service remains an integral part of the United States government,” DeJoy said.

He continued, “Postal workers are the heart and soul of this institution, and I will be honored to work alongside them and their unions. It will be an incredible honor to serve as Postmaster General, and I commit myself to upholding the Postal Service’s cherished role in our nation.”

DeJoy has been a longtime supporter of Trump and the Republican party.

Since January, he has donated over $360,000 to Trump’s reelection campaign. He has also donated about $70,000 to the Republican National Committee.

Trump has been critical of the Postal Service in the past.

He claimed the Postal Service has been taken advantage of by companies such as Amazon and urged the institution to raise prices of packages.

“They don’t want to raise it, because they don’t want to insult Amazon,” Trump said. “If they don’t raise the price, I’m not signing anything.”

He said last month unless the Postal Service raises the prices of packages “four times or five times,” Trump will block financial assistance to the agency.

“I will never let our Post Office fail. It has been mismanaged for years, especially since the advent of the internet and modern-day technology,” Trump previously tweeted. “The people that work there are great, and we’re going to keep them happy, healthy, and well!”

Since the Postal Service became an independent establishment, DeJoy will become the fifth Postmaster General appointed from the private sector.

Responses

  1. The biggest problem the USPS has is that the volume of first class mail has collapsed, and will keep going down; the Internet and email did that. Other problems rise from congressional mandates: keeping open money losing branches, because congressmen could lose votes if a post office closes; giving non-profit mailers a 50% discount; requiring the USPS to pay its retirement trust fund in advance, rather than at a pay-as-you-go basis, as most businesses and governments do. It’s also required to fund itself, which it does through the sale of stamps; despite being in a jam, it doesn’t take taxpayer money. It borrows a lot, because it’s losing money.

    Trump wants to gut the business model that keeps the USPS afloat because the liberal owner of the Washington Post also owns Amazon, one of the USPS’s biggest customers. Trump wants to screw Jeff Bezos, and he doesn’t mind if he screws all America in the process.

  2. “The U.S. Postal Service announced that it has tapped a major donor to President Donald Trump as its new postmaster general.”

    “Since January, he has donated over $360,000 to Trump’s reelection campaign. He has also donated about $70,000 to the Republican National Committee.” Article

    This is what fascists DO!

    1. BE FAIR tons of Democrats give family, friends and big donors plenty of “swag” if you will. Just ask Mad Max’s daughter.
      It just so happens the current resident of 1600 Penn Ave isn’t one. But as an appointment it certainly beats scrutiny, I would agree.

      1. Yes, I call out corruption coming from ALL sides, but fascism has corruption, as described in THIS article, baked-in. Get this in your head. This is a hallmark of fascism, this is what they DO!

  3. USPS “dumber and poorer”. Spot on. Blame the Union bosses who suck money and common sense out of the sheep they supposedly represent and in turn, putting the screws to the American public. Few here can or will remember the penny postcards and 3 cent first class stamps, reliable mail delivery to RFD mailboxes and pre-Union confiscation of the USPS. Those good ole days are gone forever.

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