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Trump, You're Fired.
Donald, I have to admit the last four years have been somewhat entertaining, a lot more entertaining than any episode of The Celebrity Apprentice. For me, it has been entertaining because I am not an American, If I was the last four years would've felt more like a horror movie, especially 2020.
Dear Donald – Goodbye
Dear Donald, So this is it. In just a day, the United States of America will have a new president. A couple of years into your term, I wrote you another open letter. In it, I talked about the hate I have felt towards you and the members of your administration. I’m almost twenty-five years old, and I have known more hate than I would like. There are mornings I wake up and I can already feel it pulsing in my heart: rage, frustration, hopelessness. There are days I have to defend myself against personal attacks by ignorant people, questioning the kind of daughter/partner/person I am. There are nights I cry myself to sleep because I am exhausted and scared. Sometimes I struggle to find a balance between exerting necessary energy and wasting valuable energy. It’s been tricky to navigate my emotions during the last four years.
Dear Donald, Black Lives F*cking Matter.
Donald, You have singlehandedly made being a black person in this country even harder. So thank you! Thank you for making my life, and the lives of my brothers and sisters, hell! I have watched as people of color were murdered on camera in broad daylight. I have scrutinized the comment sections of those videos and seen hundreds of your supporters justifying these same murders. Calling black people "thugs" and somehow finding a way to justify the actions of the white law enforcement officers as if they did some sort of goddamn service to the world by taking another black life. Do you have any idea how hard it is to raise a six-year-old, African American child in a social media-driven society? Where she has access to EVERYTHING?! Do you know how many times I've tried to preach strength to her while simultaneously shedding tears? The biggest question I want to know is......
Dear President Donald J Trump; Like most presidents in recent years, your time in office has been plagued by conspiracy theories, turmoil, and change. You’ve left a legacy behind that will never be forgotten, some good, but most of the good you did will be overshadowed by the overwhelming negativity perpetuated by you and yours. Comparing you to recent presidents Obama or Bush seems almost sacrilegious, like it lessens the impact they had on this country, but how can we discount the impact you’ve had?
Dear Donald Trump,
Dear Donald Trump, As a person that has never once cared for the particulars of politics, never spoke of it, never even thought of it, my distaste for you says more than perhaps someone that is heavily involved in the topic. Seven of my 25 years on this planet mattered when it came to selecting the President and other government officials, and I didn't dare once register my name to vote. I didn't care, my voice couldn't possibly have made a difference. To be completely honest with you, I still don't think that it would have, but what I have seen over the last four years is undeniably inexcusable, bizarre, and equally as frightening.
Avenging Lady Liberty
Dear Donald Trump, I wrote you a letter four years ago when you first took the most cherished position in the oval office. Through shaking hands and eyelashes drenched in a rude awakening, I wrote you a note I knew your narcissism would never allow your eyes to see. I sit here today on January 17th, 2021 and yet again I write you a letter you will never read.
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Dear Donald Trump, The country has only one president at a time. Therefore, after Joe Biden is sworn in at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, you Donald J. Trump becomes a private citizen one minute later.
You’re A Mean One Mr. Trump
For 4 years I have been writing articles on Vocal about Donald Trump. After what happened in the Capital on January 6, I am weary and cannot muster any more words. I’m all cried out and my letter to the outgoing president will be the lyrics to the song”You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch". I laughed at these words growing up and thought them to be humorous. Now, however, I must sadly admit that they describe the man who has been at the helm of this nation since 2016. When I found images where others were saying the same thing, I realized I was on to something.
A Letter to the Dirty Old Fat Man
Dear Mr. Trump, From the first four years in your office, I am slightly convinced of how you have become the first American president with no experience or any official position in politics and the second celebrity president since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. But, you were not like Reagan when you first sworn in. When I first heard years before the 2016 election that you were announcing your ticket in the GOP race for president, I thought that was a huge joke like what Kanye West said during the MTV awards at that same year. Every time I saw you on TV with that rally in front and behind you and brought discussions like boarder immigration, putting the blame on China, mocking a disabled reporter, and insulting the Bush and the McCain families, that was so cold that nobody would have liked you. Instead, your children, I mean your MAGA supporters, felt that you encouraged them to follow in your footsteps and do whatever they want to make every American, including minorities and immigrants, angry and all upset. Even when you threatened a government shutdown, that made all federal workers hurt. When you said that your administration was greater than any presidential cabinet in history, everyone in the UN and the world starting laughing at you, NOT with you, you old coot! Up until we were hit by the pandemic, you made things here too easily difficult for us to live. That was when at the last days of your presidency, it was the end of an era. The end of an age that Americans and even the world would remember. So, let us take back to memory lane and see all the shenanigans you created.
Dear Donald, I’m from the generation of the lost. The generation that has to kill themselves every single day to even come close to touching that American dream of the white picket fence and 2.5 kids. I am from the generation that had the seeds of hope planted in their heads, the words ‘you can be whatever you want to be’ repeated over and over again only to be smacked in the face with a crumbling reality. And now I’m 26 and I still live at home.
Dear Donald, I am writing this letter to thank you. As a white woman raised in a Christian household where I never went without a meal and never worried whether or not I would have a place to sleep, there were many issues in this country I was unaware of.
Dear Mr. Trump
I hope this finds you and your family well. I want to start out by stating that I truly appreciate any and all sacrifices you may have made during your time as our president. I will admit, however, that I am not really aware of any of these sacrifices, though I know that they are there. I do not follow much in the realm of politics and it is easy to be swayed by what is spread through-out the social media platforms and via the news. It is, therefore, very difficult for someone like me who does not feverishly follow the media to get an accurate image of what is actually being said and done within the walls of the White House. Because of this I have tried not to judge you too harshly and have attempted to further educate myself more on your political agenda but, when you cannot maintain a proper public image it then becomes an issue for me. So, I am writing you because I want you to know what it is like for someone who is not fighting for either side but simply watching the war.