Cher attempts to volunteer with USPS as she accuses Trump of ‘strangling our democracy’

Singer is a vocal critic of Trump on social media

Isobel Lewis
Thursday 20 August 2020 11:21
Trump says he opposes funding for Postal Service because of mail-in voting

Cher has revealed that she was rejected from volunteering with the US Postal Service.

In response to reports of Trump’s alleged attempt to defund the USPS and disrupt mail-in voting, the “Believe” singer expressed an interest in volunteering at her local Post Office.

On Wednesday (19 August), Cher tweeted: “Can ppl volunteer at post office?”, followed by tweets reading: “No, I’m no kidding [sic]... could I volunteer at my post office?” and “Is no one going to help me with post office?”

The singer then revealed that she had called up her local branches to offer her services, but had had no luck making progress.

“OK, called 2 post offices in Malibu,” she tweeted an hour later. “They were polite. I said, ‘Hi, this is Cher & I would like to know if you ever take volunteers.’

Cher is a vocal critic of Trump

“Lady said she didn’t know & gave me # of supervisor. I called & said, ‘Hi, this is Cher, do u accept volunteers.’ NO, need fingerprints & background check.”

Cher, 74, is a vociferous opponent of Trump and often criticises the president on social media.

She later tweeted: “Said Trump’ll strangle our democracy if he thinks it’ll get him a 2nd term. Look at [hundred emoji] of mail boxes ripped out of the concrete & thrown into dumps. Sorting machines torn apart.

“Only Walmart employs more ppl,” she continued. “Many vets work there. Many older people will die without meds from PO.”

During the 2016 US election, the singer told crowds that Trump had “no sympathy, no empathy, no humanity” and should not be allowed to become president.

Last week, Taylor Swift accused Trump of “putting millions of Americans’ lives at risk” in a “calculated dismantling” of the postal service.

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