Taylor Swift slams Donald Trump for ‘putting millions of lives at risk'

The 'Folklore' Singer has accused the US president of dismantling the USPS

Entertainment Desk August 16, 2020

Taylor Swift has waded into the political waters once again to call out the United States' President Donald Trump’s apparent efforts to disrupt the November election by wreaking havoc on the US Portal Service (USPS)

The Folklore singer took to Twitter on Saturday to write, “Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is well aware that we do not want him as our president." She added, "He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.”

Taylor went on to say the president’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.”

Concluding with a sound advice the singer wrote, “Request a ballot early. Vote early.”

The Postal Service’s current crisis has roots as far back as 2006, according to the Huffington Post. When an act of Congress required the quasi-governmental agency to create a fund that would cover employees’ pension and health care costs 75 years into the future.

As a result, 2006 was also the Postal Service’s last profitable year, according to Politifact. But the Postal Service is now in dire need of funding, according to the warnings of former Postmaster General Megan Brennan.Thus, the States is preparing to collect more mail-in ballots than ever before because of the coronavirus pandemic as Americans fear putting their health at risk to vote in person.

On Thursday, Trump appeared to admit that’s why he wants to block funding to the Postal Service: to make it difficult for people to vote. 

“Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” the Fox Business quoted him as saying. Adding that if the money does not come through, “that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting.”

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