Chuck Todd, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” noted on Sunday the Postal Service is telling states they are unable to handle the “increased capacity” of mail-in voting. He also referenced reports of the removal of sorting machines and overtime.
He asked Sanders if these are examples of reform of the agency or sabotage.
“Look, I happen to think, as you know, Trump is a pathological liar. He lies all of the time. But, I gotta say, I gotta admit, the other day he was very honest,” Sanders said.
He added, “He said, ‘Look, we want to kill mail-in balloting. We don’t want millions and millions of people to be able to cast their ballots through the mail. So we’ll destroy the Postal Service, we’ll defund it. They can’t vote.'”
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WATCH: @BernieSanders says Trump was "honest" when he said he wanted to "kill mail-in balloting." #MTP #IfItsSunday— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 16, 2020
"Look, I happen to think … Trump is a pathological liar. … But I gotta admit the other day he was very honest." pic.twitter.com/2cetN9iJo8
Sanders argued Trump believes a lower voter turnout will help him win the election.
He claimed Trump is deliberately trying to keep Americans from voting.
“This campaign is more than healthcare, it’s more than education, it’s more than the postal service, it’s Democracy and he is sabotaging our Democracy,” Sanders said.
Sanders echoed the same comments he made during an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” Thursday, as IJR previously reported.
He claimed Trump “may be crazy, but he’s not stupid” because he recognizes he is behind in the polls and the only way he can climb back up is if he suppresses the vote.
Trump said during an appearance on Fox Business on Thursday if the postal service does not receive adequate funding, Democrats “can’t” have mail-in voting, as IJR previously reported.
The National Association of Letter Carriers, consisting of 300,000 members said on Friday the union’s executive council endorsed Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden because the “very survival” of the postal service is at stake.