Trump’s Unfounded USPS Comments Lead to Wild Conspiracy Theorizing

People walk near the U.S. Postal Service office in Exchange Place, N.J., April 25, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
Contra the president’s claims, the USPS doesn’t need more funding for the election. His opponents don’t seem to care.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen President Trump claimed in a Thursday interview with Maria Bartiromo that the Postal Service was “not equipped” to handle “universal mail-in voting,” the media seized on the tidbit as confirmation that Trump was hijacking the USPS ahead of the 2020 election.

Headlines in outlets ranging from the Associated Press, to Business Insider, to Slate warned that the president “admits” to blocking post-office funding to bolster his reelection chances. FactCheck.org issued a correction to a “baseless election conspiracy” it had previously covered. “Joe Biden’s June 23 remarks that President Donald Trump ‘wants to cut off money for the post office so

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