Trump Runs Away From News Conference When Asked Question About Sorting Machines
President Trump walked away from a news conference Monday morning when he was asked about the U.S. Postal Service removing mail sorting machines.
- Trump spent several minutes discussing the Postal Service, insisting that his goal was not to interfere with the upcoming election but to improve operations at the federal agency.
- The president also reiterated his claim that the USPS is being exploited by Amazon.
- Asked if he instructed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor, to slow down the mail, Trump said, “No, not at all. I wouldn’t do that.”
“Now, I have encouraged everybody to speed up the mail, not slow the mail. And I also want to have a post office that runs without losing billions and billions of dollars a year, as it has been doing for 50 years.”
Trump then walked away as a reporter tried to ask about the removal of mail sorting machines and mailboxes.