You remind me of the cult leaders I used to work for and I must credit you with at least one thing--you are an expert at exploiting the fear of being wrong. It's brilliantly evil. You are unaware of this, but you have empowered scary people that hide in a sparkly house tucked neatly away in a perfectly groomed neighborhood with a religious following and a million bucks in their bank account.
Dear Donald Trump,
When I grew up, the people around me taught me lifelong values that I still hold dear to this day. My parents mostly, with large contributions from extended family and friends I've met throughout my life. These morals I learned, these values, I now hold every person I come across to those same ones. My every judgement is passed based on them, and for the longest time, I never thought I'd stumble across someone who'd disagree. If anything, I thought everyone understood the same basic values.
I’ve been meaning to ask — do you actually have any advisors on staff at the White House? I only ask because — if you do — frankly, I’d consider using them every now and again. Not for anything important like deciding which group of people to discriminate against or in which order — I assume that choice is made arbitrarily by throwing darts at a specially-manufactured board. But maybe you should let them try out something small, like explaining IRONY to you. And here’s a freebie, Donald — irony is not the metallic compound that is processed to make steel. Just in case you get confused and brand me a terrorist and send me off for a nice vacation at Gitmo…
Hurling derogatory generalizations at the American press, heaping large amounts of hyperbole on agendas of all sorts, and outright lying when it’s most convenient have become common practices among President Donald Trump and his defenders. At campaign rallies like the one he held in Arizona (in the eighth month of his first year, mind you), Trump plays all the hits and projects himself as the savior of whomever “real” Americans are supposed to be. Trump and his base can blame dishonest and biased media coverage all they want for whatever slights they believe they are bearing, but a truly well-informed electorate is one whose citizens cull a number of information sources of all stripes and watch their leader's actions to see who he truly is.
It’s hard to choose the words to communicate with you. I don’t have any comparable person in my life as an example to gauge how to proceed. Because, unlike you, the majority of people I know and routinely interact with are kind and moral. They have a sense of right and wrong, they have empathy and a conscience too.
There's a few things on my mind this morning, and while for once I'm not deeply concerned about your bigotry, your hateful rhetoric, or your questionable policies, I am still somewhat concerned.
First, thank you for running and taking on the enormous undertaking of MAGA. Recently, as talk grew about the large Powerball jackpot, I began to think what could be done with that kind of jackpot... like many others for sure. As a former term limited legislator here in Montana, I have some experience on how difficult the legislative process can be to navigate. Getting comprehensive legislation passed... well Congress has proven lately that is nearly impossible. The dynamics are so complex and fluid that even the most desired public interests cannot be achieved. While I could point to many different failures and problems America faces, I think one need only look at our debt to realize congress is part of our problems.
Since you've become president in January of 2017, you have turned our nation upside down. You have managed to destroy everything that Obama put into place and made our country a laughing stock. In your eyes, you obviously feel that you're one of the best presidents to lead America. However, you are an utter embarrassment and have made our country look extremely uneducated.