Trump threatened to veto stimulus package if it contained bailout money for USPS

President Trump reportedly threatened to veto Congress’s recent $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package if aid to the United States Postal Service (USPS) — which has been hemorrhaging money due to the pandemic — was included in the final version of the bill, The Washington Post reported.

“We told them very clearly that the president was not going to sign the bill if [money for the Postal Service] was in it,” a Trump administration official told the paper. “I don’t know if we used the v-bomb, but the president was not going to sign it, and we told them that.”

Initially, lawmakers had agreed to include a $13 billion direct grant to the Postal Service that it wouldn’t have to pay back. Instead, the country’s mail service had to settle for a $10 billion loan that made it into the final version of the bill that was signed into law.


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I thought TRUMP was for VETERANS! Does he not know USPS employs across the country, nearly 113,000 veterans now serving as postal workers. With former military members accounting for over 18 percent of our workforce, the Postal Service employs vets at three times their share of the national workforce.Nov 11, 2019