President Donald Trump's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service and by-mail voting are practically legendary, so its surprised many when he tweeted out a plea to "SAVE THE POST OFFICE!"
Trump's Postmaster General has been removing mailboxes from across at least five states, and the scheduled removal of a whopping 671 high-volume mail sorting machines has rankled many Americans. So has what appears to be the intentional slowing of mail deliveries, including life-saving prescription medications.
Monday afternoon Trump's call to "save" the USPS only earned him even more scorn.
@realDonaldTrump Reverse Stockholm Syndrome: Hostage taker begins to sympathize with his victim.— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild) 1597695982.0
Says the guy actively blowing up the post office to prevent a free and fair election. https://t.co/mwH66u565g— Evan Helmuth (@Evan Helmuth) 1597696752.0
This is gaslighting at its finest. https://t.co/4ePxp5ygG0— Barry (@Barry) 1597696753.0
In 2018 you called the Postal Service a "scam." Just this April you called it a "joke." You were willing to veto… https://t.co/8FpfRx8YL0— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@Rep. Gerry Connolly) 1597696771.0
The #GaslighterInChief is at it again. https://t.co/i1uBavsvwe— Eric Slater (@Eric Slater) 1597696652.0
Working on it. https://t.co/t8KXHPpTFM— Mark Herring (@Mark Herring) 1597696477.0
Man comes to hospital to donate blood to save person he almost murdered, wants to be called a HERO. https://t.co/e1XCFZ28KJ— Red (@Red) 1597696752.0
GASLIGHTING: "Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person covertly sows seeds of doubt in… https://t.co/emDnf3QVNS— D. Earl Stephens (@D. Earl Stephens) 1597695771.0
Arsonist hoping somebody can put out the fire. https://t.co/VXus91GnMO— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) 1597696185.0