John Oliver has another excellent show, this time explaining clearly why the postal service is in financial trouble because of burdensome restrictions imposed on it, Trump’s lies about it, and why it must be saved.
The postal service has almost always had a postmaster-general from within the institution. The current outgoing person is a 32-year veteran of the service who started her career as a letter carrier. You will not be surprised that Trump is going to appoint a financial donor to the Republicans to replace her, so clearly he is going to be a Trump stooge who will do what he wants. The position does not require senate confirmation.
Although Trump seems to be determined to kill the postal service and there are many Republicans who want to privatize it to benefit business interests, one wonders if when push comes to shove they will actually go through with it since it will have the worst negative impacts on those remote, rural areas that have tended to support Republicans.