Dear Donald
Dear Donald

Dear Donald Trump

by Denise Willis about a month ago in trump

Tell me what you think.

Dear Donald Trump
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Dear Mr. Trump,

It is difficult to write to someone you don't really know, other than through the media. However, I have watched you in the White House over the past four years, and I have a few ideas about what you are about and who you are.

It appears, from what I have read, that your father got you started in business with a loan for a million dollars. From there you began making business deals and creating your fortune. Congratulations on your ability to make money. Many of us couldn't make money if we had everything handed to us daily on a platter. It's a unique talent. That said, I would like to address the things that bother me in this country now.

First of all, I am sure there are many secret meetings and discussions the common person isn't privy to, and therefore they may not understand certain decisions that are made. I understand that each President of this country is different and makes decisions based on their own belief system, and is also influenced by outside interests, by inside interests who want things done a certain way. All that aside, I believe a President should be an honest person, a trustworthy person, and a person of dignity and compassion. He or she should be elegant in the way they present themselves, and have enough grasp of the English language that an intelligent and meaningful conversation can take place with both people who share the President's lifestyle, as well as the common person.

I have issues, from what I have seen in the media, with the way you present yourself, and mostly with the way you say one thing one day and something else the next day or the next week. I disagree with the way you are treating the top scientists who have great knowledge of how a virus acts, and yet you deny their information all the time and instead comment on what you think is correct. You are not a scientist, you don't have their training, so why would you set yourself up to look stupid in front of the American people?? Two nights ago you said a vaccine would be ready before the election, and two days later said it would be April, 2021. If you keep changing your story, people begin to lose faith in you and soon don't believe anything you say.

The person you are inside, the core beliefs you have, your ethics, and your love and compassion for this country and the people who live in it should drive the decisions made in office. The best interest of the people should always be first. They elected you to represent them because they trusted you and believed the things you said to get elected.

My favorite president was Mr. Abraham Lincoln. He was a good man, an honest man, and loved the people. You could tell these things from the way he carried himself, the way he spoke, and mostly by the way he acted and decisions he made. It seems these days politics is more about "deals" made on the side, who has the most money and power, and who can make the best deal. There is so much time wasted by Democrats and Republicans arguing about party beliefs and lines, that bills sitting on the table to be discussed and passed are no longer done based on what is best for the people. Instead, they are filled with other interests that are inserted in the bill in hopes that those small issues will pass with the bigger bill, but instead it just holds things up. It is almost impossible to get anything passed by both Congress and the Senate because the two parties are too busy arguing over their own interests.

As a final thought, I would say you may be a shrewd business man and capable of making a lot of money, but running the country takes more than an ability to make money. It takes work, compassion, honesty, strength, confidence, and intelligence. I believe we all have the ability to live up to higher standards, to dismiss those who would try to friend us to make a deal that only serves the rich or the few, and to honestly and openly be able to talk to your fellow humans, whether they are rich or poor. No matter what their color or religion, every person should be treated equally. The standards our country was built on need to be put back in place, or soon there will be revolutions in this country.

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Denise Willis
Denise Willis
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