For anyone still under the delusion that Donald Trump is playing some kind of 13-dimensional chess, this is how we’re about to go into the fall election when it comes to messaging:
Democrats: Donald Trump is attempting to destroy the Postal Service so that he can keep you from mailing in ballots in a free and fair election.
Republicans: Yeah, but … did you know Hunter Biden once met with the undersecretary of tourism for Ukraine? What about that, huh?
The Postal Service isn’t as American as apple pie and baseball, it’s more American than those things. Because the Postal Service is hard-coded into the Constitution. It’s also a vital lifeline that delivers everything from that latest custom Etsy mask to life-saving medications. If Trump actually succeeds in destroying the Postal Service in order to give himself a “win” in the election, but it’s not a move of made from some devious brilliance. It’s the bumbling action of a desperate loser.
That desperate action is not only bringing unprecedented media attention, it’s drawing the ire of everyone left and right — starting with President Barack Obama.
This issue isn’t just getting this level of attention because it’s important—of course it’s important. But it’s also not the first time Trump has tried to steal the election, and he’s currently engaged in genocide against Americans who live in the “wrong” states. This issue is getting hit by everyone because it’s visceral. You don’t have to be a legal scholar, expert on email servers, or foreign policy wonk to get the importance of what’s going on here. You also don’t have be on the left or right end of the political spectrum.
Trying to destroy the Post Office, for any reason, feels wrong to everyone.
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