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Trump says he would not veto legislation that included post office funding

13 Aug 2020 Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to addresss a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would not veto coronavirus legislation that included funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

“If we could agree to a bill, the overall bill, which is obviously a much bigger number than just the post office, that would be fine,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats for coronavirus aid have broken down. Trump has said, without evidence, that having universal mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election would lead to fraud.

Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Editing by Leslie Adler

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