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Thanks For The Memories

You were entertaining to watch!

By Jason Ray Morton Published 3 years ago 5 min read

Mr. President,

When I think about how to sum up the past four years as an American having watched your presidency I think the words you were fun to watch fit perfectly. You were, afterall, once in the "Battle of the Billionaires" and shaved another Billionaires' head, on Pay Per View.

Whether they loved you as President or despised you, you will no doubt go down in the history books as one of the most memorable presidents of our lifetime and serve as a staunch reminder of why we should pay attention to those that are our leaders. I've completely enjoyed watching the everyday soap opera that is the American Political System. Many of the ideas and policies you pushed forwards during your time in office were things that I admired and applauded. While it seems like just yesterday that we were voting for the forty-fifth president, we must now prepare for number forty-six.

It all started off with controversy after controversy, reminding us all that our pasts can come back to haunt us, and will if we seek political office. Things you can do and grab because you're a billionaire definitely come to mind. Unlike any president or elected official before you, you practically advertised that power and influence was your shield from accountability for your actions. I held my head up high as a republican though, because your opponent scared me far more than you. You pointed out the controversies and travesties that most blamed Secretary Clinton and President Obama for, and it played to your mission, winning the presidency. Of all the speeches and things I've heard you say, the most honest one might have been when you were speaking and said, "If Joe and Barrack had done a better job, I wouldn't have won." I'd dare say, you were correct sir.

You went to the enemy and sat down with the "Little Rocketman" as you called him. It was, perhaps, the gutsiest move I've seen of any President besides President George W. Bush, who wasted little time visiting ground zero in New York. We also can not forget President Ronald Reagan and his handling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Sure, the North Korean ruler needed to be dealt with and the meeting was historic, it was a failure by most accounts as his routine went silent and he did not change his views of America.

The Art of the Deal seemed to fail more times during your presidency than it served to aid you. Your inability to work with the legislature was astounding. For a slick, New York, wheeler and dealer I honestly expected a lot more from you than you gave when it came to governing. Even an amateur politician without your history of being a business leader knows that negotiating is a give and take. I think the giving part is something that you left behind when you headed to Washington D.C.

Before the pandemic, I would say you were on your way to revitalizing the American Economy. For decades, bad trade deals and the rampant ability of businesses to leave the United States left the U.S. in an unenviable position. There were deals that I agree, left us with a huge gap in trade, caused us to spend billions a year on foreign countries, and the entire time we were failing to take care of our own. If you haven't figured it out yet, and you honestly don't seem to figure much out as you head away from the office, the pandemic cost you political points.

The people of America lost their way during the pandemic and much of this is because of your lack of leadership. Certainly, you made certain moves and enacted certain executive orders aimed at protecting us but your lack of decorum hurt you and how you were viewed. You waited for too long to wear a mask, causing many of your supporters to take the lead on not wearing them, becoming the anti-maskers and virus deniers. What you failed at most of all, Mr. President is realizing the actions and words of a leader carried the weight that the most certainly carry. For the masses that followed you as if you were the second coming of the messiah, they looked to you to set an example. Waiting to put the mask on until so late in the game, probably is one of the most prominent reasons that you, yourself, contracted the virus.

As I've watched your outgoing actions during this crazy post-election process we were all subjected to, I honestly hoped that you'd win. You didn't, and that is something you've failed to come to grips with in a way an adult of your age should have done. I'm sure that some things happened that I might not be privy to as a citizen, but your post-election loss was like watching everyone's crazy uncle throw a tantrum when life didn't go his way.

Four years ago, I remember quite well, pondering whether you or Secretary Clinton would do more damage to the country than the other. I got what I figured I would get in the worst-case scenario, four years of jokes, an entertaining drama playing out on the news, and no closer to a peaceful world than we had under the past two presidents.

I wish you the very best as you return to your life, regardless of the ups and downs of your presidency. You were fun to watch, did do more than I can see anyone else having done with the pandemic response and we finally had a president that did fight for the Veterans, Police Officers, and the working class in our great nation. You gave up four years of your life, time with your lovely wife who's way too hot for you, and time with your family that you can never get back. I hope that you take this opportunity to go and enjoy the spoils of your efforts and I'm sure that the people of American haven't heard the last of Donald Trump.


About the Creator

Jason Ray Morton

I have always enjoyed writing and exploring new ideas, new beliefs, and the dreams that rattle around inside my head. I have enjoyed the current state of science, human progress, fantasy and existence and write about them when I can.

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