“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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Taylor Swift on Saturday tore into President Trump, saying he is engaging in a “calculated dismantling” of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and accused him of trying to “blatantly cheat” the election.
“Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president,” the pop star wrote on Twitter. “He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.”
Swift tweeted that Trump’s “ineffective leadership” has worsened the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“He is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely. Request a ballot early. Vote early,” the "Cardigan" singer concluded.
The fiery condemnation comes after Trump this week suggested that he was unwilling to make a deal with Democrats on a coronavirus stimulus bill including USPS funding because it would prevent universal mail-in voting during the election.
Trump has for weeks made exaggerated and inaccurate claims about mail-in voting, saying that the election will be "rigged" and "fraudulent,” if Americans use the practice. Experts have insisted that there is no meaningful evidence suggesting mail-in voting contributes to voter fraud.
After several days of mixed signals, Trump on Friday said he would approve of funding the USPS if Democrats make other concessions.
Despite his attacks on the practice, the president and first lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for the upcoming Florida congressional primary.
Trump’s new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a prominent Trump and GOP donor, is being reviewed by the agency's inspector general for a series of changes he implemented that Democrats say could slow mail delivery and impact mail-in voting in the fall.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) announced on Friday that he had made a criminal referral to the New Jersey attorney general calling for a grand jury investigation into Trump and DeJoy, alleging they have possibly subverted the November election.
Swift, who released her surprise “Folklore” album last month, has emerged as a political activist and vocal critic of the president after breaking her years-long silence on politics during the 2018 midterm elections.
In May, she accused him of "stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism" with his comments about protests in Minneapolis.
In behind-the-scenes clips from her Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” the songwriter discussed her decision to actively work against the president.
Swift’s publicist is seen warning her that Trump could level attacks against her if she spoke out against him.
“F--- that,” Swift fired back. “I don’t care.”
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling associates he had no idea his Justice Department seized phone records of two top Democratic congressional critics of then-President Donald Trump. In the hours since The New York Times broke the news on Thursday that prosecutors subpoenaed Apple metadata from Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA), former Attorney General Sessions has privately told people that he wasn’t aware of, nor was he briefed on, the reported data seizures while he led the Trump DOJ. This week’s revelations were a surprise to him, according to a source familiar with the matter, and another person close to Sessions.
The US justice department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation on Friday after revelations that former president Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks inquiry related to the Russia investigation into Trump’s conduct.
Donald Trump called Joe Biden a “mental retard” during the 2020 election, a new book says, but was reluctant to attack him too strongly for fear the Democrats would replace him with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama. Biden went on to beat Trump by more than 7m in the popular vote and by 306-232 in the electoral college, a result Trump deemed a landslide when it was in his favor against Clinton in 2016.
The deadly insurrection at the US Capitol was “planned in plain sight” but intelligence failures left police officers exposed to a violent mob of Trump supporters, a Senate investigation has found. The Capitol police intelligence division had been gathering online data since December about plots to storm the building on 6 January, including messages such as: “Bring guns. It’s now or never.” But a combination of bad communications, poor planning, faulty equipment and lack of leadership meant the warnings went unheeded, allowing the insurrectionists to overrun the Capitol and disrupt certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. Five people died.