Donald Trump, a life-long grifter, has had no problem continuing a fine American tradition. He has installed a former coal lobbyist (Andrew Wheeler) as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, tapped a former oil and gas lobbyist (David Bernhardt) to lead the Department of Interior, picked a top lobbyist for Raytheon (Mark Esper) to run the Defense Department, and named an automobile lobbyist to be in charge of the Energy Department.
Trump is not always successful, however. He was unable to place his personal physician as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Having made excessive donations to Trump's campaign, Louis DeJoy was chosen by Trump to
Louis DeJoy and his wife Aldona Wos reported between at least $30 million to just over $75 million in assets from XPO Logistics, J.B. Hunt and UPS. All are competitors with U.S. Postal Service operations. 1/— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) August 14, 2020
While government records confirm their ownership of the assets, the exact value of the holdings is not clear from the records. 2/2— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) August 14, 2020
- @USATODAY https://t.co/9CrSPLQtb8
Question: Does Postmaster DeJoy have your backing for the actions he’s taking?— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 15, 2020
Trump: Yeah he’s a fantastic man. He wants to make the post office great again pic.twitter.com/1uznpBlBj0
NEW VIDEO: Trump didn't choose Louis Dejoy to run the Post Office. He chose him to destroy it. #TrumpKillsUSPS pic.twitter.com/OOhJNOSnit— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 12, 2020
Retweet if you agree we need to #RescueOurVotes from Trump and Louis Dejoy so they don’t rig the election. pic.twitter.com/hmG0Pjj5j7— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 15, 2020
About 100 people gathered outside the apartment complex of the postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, on Saturday to protest changes under his purview that demonstrators say undercut the Postal Service and threaten the ability of Americans to vote https://t.co/7Mhd68a6DH— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 15, 2020
Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president. He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 15, 2020
Why Were They Being Removed In The First Place?
USPS representatives have told reporters that they will suspend plans for "routine" removals of mail collection boxes in cities and towns around the US. https://t.co/UksOwamlnn— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) August 15, 2020
***In Southeast DC people some people have gone WEEKS without mail. One man told me while at the post office he desperately needed his medicine, but his mail hadn’t been getting delivered and they didn’t have it inside the post office. https://t.co/lfg8Ns40km— Kolbie Satterfield (@KolbieReports) August 15, 2020
Hey, I may kid about the genocide of little brown babies, but no, seriously, I'm all about *checks notes* protecting our nation's children. https://t.co/O3tI9JaDYC— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) August 15, 2020