Perspectives: Trump Opposes Democrat Proposals for More USPS Funding

Headline Roundup August 13th, 2020

President Donald Trump said Thursday in an interview with Fox News that he wanted to keep new funding away from the United States Postal Service (USPS), linking it to his skepticism about mail-in voting and blaming Democrats for holding up new COVID-19 coronavirus relief over extra USPS funding.

Coverage from many left-rated sources and some center-rated sources framed Trump's comments as him admitting to taking steps to undermine mail-in voting. Some left-rated voices accused him of active voter suppression. Coverage of the comments from right-rated sources focused more on quoting the comments, and rarely interpreted them the way most coverage from left-rated sources did; a few reports mentioned that FedEx and UPS stocks rose on the news. Some right-rated voices accused Democrats of abusing mail-in voting and the USPS for political gain.

Perspectives: Trump Opposes Democrat Proposals for More USPS Funding

From the Right
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If you’ve ever made the mistake of signing up for campaign emails from Democrats, if only out of morbid curiosity, you are inundated with requests for money from every candidate and cause under the Sun. In an odd way, it’s amusing to get an email from Eric Holder’s group hyperventilating about Republican gerrymandering while ignoring states like Maryland (where I live) where the former Democratic governor admitted they drew the lines to eliminate as many Republican members of Congress as possible (they got two of three with a map that...

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From the Left
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President Trump has admitted to intentional voter suppression. The Post reports, “President Trump said Thursday that he does not want to fund the U.S. Postal Service because Democrats are seeking to expand mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic, making explicit the reason he has declined to approve $25 billion in emergency funding for the cash-strapped agency.” There is no nuance, no joke. Republicans are firmly opposing free and fair elections — unless they do something about this.

Trump and Republicans have been successful in imposing a raft of measures designed...

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From the Center
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign on Thursday ripped President Trump's opposition to funding for the U.S. Postal Service, calling it "an assault on our democracy."

The Biden campaign seized on comments Trump made to Fox Business Network, where he signaled that he was against approving funding for the Postal Service that Democrats have pushed as part of coronavirus legislation because it would strengthen access to mail-in ballots.

"The President of the United States is sabotaging a basic service that hundreds of millions of people rely upon, cutting a...

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