In a bit of delicious irony on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Steve Bannon was arrested for fraud by officers of the United States Postal Service, also known as the USPS. The same agency Trump has been waging war on for several months now in what some believe is a mission to hurt mail-in voting.
Bannon was taken into custody and charged with committing fraud related to the “We Build The Wall” project that took millions of dollars of donations from conservatives across the country that they thought would be used to build Trump’s wall on the border. But Bannon and Brian Kolfage used it to pay for trips and other luxuries.
But what went somewhat unnoticed is that the agency that arrested them was the United States Postal Service, which is ironic because of Trump’s effort to gut the agency ahead of the 2020 Election in November.
From CBS’ Pat Milton: Steve Bannon was taken into custody today by US Postal Service agents. He’s expected to be arraigned today before a US magistrate. @SDNYnews alleges he had a role in defrauding donors as part of an online crowdfunding campaign known as “We Build the Wall”
— Margaret Brennan (@margbrennan) August 20, 2020
Upon hearing this tidbit of news, respect for the Postal Service among Americans grew as people cheered.
Yayyy for the postal service
— The Phoenix?? (@Viper7692) August 20, 2020
No wonder they tried to shut down USPS
— AccaMan (@AccaMan19) August 20, 2020
The postal service? Awe how sweet it is! pic.twitter.com/2cIxwOxZR5
— Luna Pearl (@olivialunapearl) August 20, 2020
Postal Service Agents? How frickin’ amazing is THAT?
— Dr. Scott Mauk (@dr_mauk) August 20, 2020
The Postal Service agents factor is the chef’s kiss of this story.
— Matt Wagner (@othermattwagner) August 20, 2020
Karmic intervention is beautiful.
— PattyB ? (@ThePattyB) August 20, 2020
Ooh, irony. How fitting.
— Jade Jurek (@JadeJurek) August 20, 2020
Brought in by Postal Service agents is just so so great
— cecem (@ccmtweeting) August 20, 2020
The USPS really delivered today!
— Jim Kenefick (@JimKenefick) August 20, 2020
The USPS has an inspection service that is as old as the Postal Service itself. It’s likely the agency conducted an investigation into possible mail fraud, which is why the USPS would be able to arrest Bannon and Kolfage. Regardless, this is a big win for the USPS and the American people, making it clear that Trump should leave it alone. If he doesn’t, perhaps he could also be arrested by the mailman someday for tampering with mail service to rig an election.
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