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Dear President Trump Thank You As I am sitting here writing this letter there are so many thoughts in my mind of how this letter could be. Being a president is a title with a bunch of responsibility. Everyone wants to be it but are unsure of all the responsibilities it takes to be the president. With over 300 million people to please I rather decide on a different career.
With these first few carefully selected words, you will instantly become aware that this letter is unlike any other you may have seen. Most people are very upset with you right now and, dare I say, may even hate you. Their letters will be crass, judgmental, and riddled with contempt. At this point, given what has transpired only in the most recent of days, it's safe to say you could be one of the most despised beings in the country!
Dear Trump, There are a few criteria required for someone to experience trauma; first, they must feel terror, extreme distress, or be in life or death situation and second, they must feel there is no way out, a helplessness.
When you first were elected, I remember coming home from my job at the news station and sitting in my room in silence as I tried to grapple with the fact that you’d won. I felt like everyone around me had not taken the election seriously, like there was no way that a reality television personality known for his solid gold toilet could win the absolute most important seat in the free world. But, then you did. A string of group texts and long phone calls started as I listened to my friends, mostly BIPOC folks who were also a part of the LGBTQ community spoke about their fears. I couldn’t do anything but try to imagine how the next four years would go.
On Wednesday 6th January 2021, a armed, frenzied and violent militia stormed the Capitol building, not only in protest to, but with the mission to stop the ratification of a legally binding, bi-partisan vote. Why? Some say they believe the election was stolen from President Donald J Trump, as part of a complex plot involving voting machines, mail in ballots, stopping and starting counting and Hugo Chavez brother. On the surface it looks inocuous, after all, we're all suseptible to believe things that fit with 'our side' and our world view.
So, Don...Donny....Donald J...the D-man. We've had quite the 4 years, haven't we? All I can say is, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT???
Dear Mr. Trump, Here’s something- No, we’re writing to you, you get to listen right now. If you interrupt again, Twitter privileges will be revoked for an additional week. Thank you.
Dear Donnie, I know you feel jilted by this unforeseen breakup, but I really gotta say... I am not going to miss you. Like, not even a little bit. Not when the climate crisis is being addressed, or when progress is made on racial equality, or even when the education sector is reformed.
BRYCE ON POLITICS - For enlightening us on the evils of Washington, DC. As the tenure of Donald J. Trump comes to an end, let me be the first to say, "Thank you Mister President for your service." The Democrats won't say it, the News Media certainly won't, and don't hold your breath for the Republicans, but as a member of the American populace, I offer my sincerest gratitude for going above and beyond the call of duty. Despite constant resistance from the Congress, a News Media bent on undermining your every move, and fair-weather friends in your own party, you accomplished more than the two terms of your predecessor and undoubtedly more than your successor.
I address you as MR. President because you deserve the respect of being called so. I have been embarrassed and disenchanted with the lack of respect the American media, politicians, and many of my fellow American's have presented since you took office. Never in my memory have I ever been witness to the President of the United States of America continually being addressed or referred to by his given name "Trump", "MR. Trump", "Donald" as you have. It's insulting and passive aggressive behavior to minimize and humiliate you. Since day one I have been witness to continual mocking, slandering and skewing of every move you made so to discredit your achievements while in office and I apologize for this. I find it ironic that after the 2020 election suddenly your referenced as MR. President in all most every media venue or post I see or hear.
Dear Mr. President, ‘Tis the season of gratitude, and in that spirit, I wanted to take some time to reflect and give thanks. To be completely candid, I’m far from your biggest fan, and when you were elected, I felt extremely disappointed and afraid. I knew when we were in for a hell of a four years when a customer was brave enough to ask me what I was going to do when the wall gets built and I “have to go back where I came from.” Nevertheless, I tried my best to find the silver lining that would be this dark cloud, even if that silver lining was a light at the end. In the end, I’d like to thank you. But where do I start?
The Election is done. A winner was declared, and it was not you. The voting was not rigged in any way, shape, form, or fashion. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has stated that this was the most secure election in the history of this country.