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Bernie Sanders has a plan to save the postal service

Trump made the mail big news. Bernie Sanders is thrilled.

by Evan McMorris-Santoro
Apr 19 2018, 12:30am

President Trump has made the mail big news. After a Twitter rant about the Washington Post, Trump launched a presidential commission to look at the finances of the U.S. Postal Service and the deals it cuts with companies like Amazon, which, like the Post, is owned by Jeff Bezos.

Bernie Sanders has been waiting for this moment. For years he's said Congress needs to take a fresh look at the USPS. His plan: create new revenue for the struggling post office by turning it into a bank.

"The postal service could make billions of dollars a year by establishing basic banking services so lower-income people have access not to these payday lenders but to someplace where they can be treated with respect," Sanders told VICE News.

VICE News sat with Sanders for a chat about the mail.

This segment originally aired on April 18, 2018 on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

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