This weekend, Irving Park became a very rowdy place as a mass of angry protesters gathered outside the home of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Country Club Drive.
However, the noted Greensboro success story has at least one big backer – President Donald Trump.
In recent weeks, Dejoy has made headlines and been the subject of ridicule over his running of the US Postal Service – with many accusing DeJoy of enacting changes meant to disrupt the mail service across the country in an effort to help Trump get reelected.
DeJoy, who is one of the wealthiest people in Greensboro, made his fortune through the success and ultimate sale of the company New Breed Logistics. His Irving Park home has been the scene of many lavish Republican fundraisers over the years.
This week, especially, DeJoy faced a barrage of attacks. To name one of a countless number, he was raked over the coals on the popular podcast “Pod Save America,” which called him a “political hack” who’s doing Trump’s bidding.
However, the president of the United States jumped to DeJoy’s defense this weekend. In comments from Bedminster New Jersey, Trump had nothing but praise for the man who was appointed postmaster general earlier this year by the Board of Governors of the US Postal Service.
“He’s a brilliant business person and he’s done great.” Trump said. “He’s a very nice man also.”
“Louis DeJoy is working very hard,” the president said, adding, “The post office has, for decades, lost billions and billions.”
Trump said that DeJoy would make the post office “great again.”
“He’s a fantastic man,” Trump concluded.
The president said the problems were in reality due to a “ridiculous plan” by the Democrats to have universal mail-in voting across the country, which would, Trump warned, lead to “catastrophe” in the election.