Al Gore Makes Racist Implication About Trump’s Handling Of USPS
Former vice president Al Gore had some choice words for President Donald Trump over his resistance bailout funding to the United States Postal Service.
The president came under fire after he indicated that he wasn’t interested in bailing out the USPS who has a stark history of working at a deficit for years and could be biased in the upcoming election.
During his appearance speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Gore expanded his feelings saying, “On the postal service, this is an act of desperation, and Americans understand, Anderson, that during a pandemic there are lots of older voters and voters of all ages with a pre-existing condition who worry that they can’t breathe safely standing in line to vote.”
“So in effect,” Gore continued according to The Blaze, “by tampering with the postal service, [Trump] is in effect putting his knee on the neck of American democracy and trying to make it impossible for people to vote by mail.”
The former vice president didn’t mince words in his attempt to infuriate progressives who have been staunchly advocating for mail-in voting in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The president, however, has made it clear he believes that mail-in voting leaves a much wider margin for potential fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“They want three and a half-billion dollars for something that’ll turn out to be fraudulent, that’s election money basically,” Trump said last week according to CNN. “They want three and a half-billion dollars for the mail-in votes. Universal mail-in ballots. They want $25 billion, billion, for the Post Office. Now they need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,”
To compound Republicans’ concern, The Associated Press reported Friday that the US postal workers union has officially endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and recently announced running mate Kamala Harris. That, combined with historical failings within the mail-in voting records, has caused the president to deeply mistrust the organization’s ability to offer an accurate representation of the ballots sent by the American people.
The postal service warned that without subsidies, they could not guarantee that a mail-in ballot system could not be delivered in time or counted by the Nov 3 election, in addition to accusing the president of taking “steps” to “undermine” their agency.
Gore’s comments carried a not-so-subtle reference to the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died while in police custody after being arrested while under the influence of a controlled substance. Floyd’s death caused a months-long surge in protests by Black Lives Matter and affiliated groups, which is, in some areas, still ongoing. Calls to defund the police and other groundbreaking ideas have gained national attention in ways that would have been unthinkable just months before. Gore’s reference to a knee on someone’s neck appeared to be his own attempt at bringing that anger back to the surface and focusing it toward the president.
Trump, who is working within his executive authority to withhold authorization of a bail-out of the mail service, has been slammed by more than one Democrat who have insinuated that the president is attempting to depress turnout by insisting on in-person voting. Republicans, however, have pointed to the fact that most Americans are still standing in line for other necessities, and voting should be considered among them.
Gore’s attempts haven’t been well accepted by all, however, Fox Business Network‘s Charles Payne told Gore he should, “Apologize right now. This is such an asinine, insensitive stretch of the imagination and unnecessary attempt to be provocative. It’s wrong on so many levels.”