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Cheers actor John Ratzenberger has some thoughts on how to support the United States Postal Service, which he recorded for a Cameo video public service announcement.
Ratzenberger, who played congenial mailman Cliff Clavin on the iconic TV series, said in part, “The post office is in a little bit of a pickle right now, certainly in the news, being bounced back and forth.” The actor was referring to President Donald Trump’s attacks and attempts to starve the federal agency of resources in an apparent move to impact the 2020 election.
Ratzenberger recorded the Cameo (a video service where celebrities share a personalized greeting or message for a fee) for Cursive band member Tim Kasher, who shared the PSA on social media.
Ratzenberger suggested those who want to help the Postal Service shop at the agency’s store and buy items, such as stamps. “Help your local post office. Go down there and by something,” the actor said.
In related news, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver railed against Trump on Sunday night for the president’s revived racist birtherism attacks, this time aimed at Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
“It’s a depressing resurgence of birtherism, so of course, Trump jumped all over it,” Oliver said. Trump said in a recent media conference that he “heard” the conspiracy, but did not know if it was true.
“It’s frankly amazing how slow Trump is to respond to so many things, like, I don’t know, a public health crisis, yet when it comes to amplifying racist conspiracy theories, suddenly he’s the fucking Flash on cocaine,” Oliver quipped.
Watch the full message from Ratzenberger below.
An important message from none other than Cliff Clavin (@dratzenberger) himself, asking us all to help keep @usps in business!! (thank you for your service, Mr. Ratzenberger) #SaveUSPS #USPS pic.twitter.com/bbS43gNcIP
— Tim Kasher (@timkasher) August 16, 2020
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