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Taylor Swift criticizes Trump over 'calculated dismantling of USPS' and 'ineffective leadership'


Aug. 17 2020, Updated 9:30 a.m. ET

Pop star Taylor Swift has criticized President Donald Trump over his refusal to sign a billion that would provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with the billions needed to handle increased mail-in voting this November.

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"Trump's calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president," Swift tweeted on Saturday. "He's chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans' lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power." 

"Donald Trump's ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely. Request a ballot early. Vote early."

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Swift also encouraged her millions of followers to request a ballot and vote early.

President Donald Trump has faced criticism after he seemingly admitted that he's blocking a bailout of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to sabotage mail-in voting.

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"They turned down this bill because they want radical left agenda items that nobody in their right mind would approve," Trump said of Democrats refusing to agree to the Republican's coronavirus relief bill. "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 China virus."

"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?" he stated. "Are they going to do it even though they don't have the money?"

And during an interview with Fox Business on Thursday morning, Trump said the same thing.

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"They want $25 billion — billion — for the post office. Now they need that money in order to have the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots," Trump said. "Now, in the meantime, they aren't getting there. By the way, those are just two items. But if they don't get those two items, that means you can't have universal mail-in voting ... because they're not equipped."


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