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Trump’s Postal Service Feud Risks Riling Voters With Price Hikes

  • Agency could go bankrupt by late September without relief
  • Trump demands higher shipping charges despite political peril
Mail Delivery As U.S. Postal Service Starts Review Of Package Fees
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump is escalating his long-running feud with the U.S. Postal Service, setting up a bitter political fight that could harm the president’s standing with key voters ahead of November elections.

The partisan conflict centers on tens of billions of dollars postal leaders say they need to avert possible bankruptcy as soon as late September. Trump says the agency must first raise prices and cut costs.