Dear Donald J. Trump,
“Make America Great Again,” what exactly does that mean? For the last 18 months you’ve paraded around the United States selling your slogan to anyone who will listen. I’ve spoken to many of your supporters and not one of them can give me definite answer, so I hope to use this as an opportunity to ask you directly. When you say “Make America Great Again,” when exactly is the time period you are referring to? Because last time I checked, 2017 is looking pretty good to me. Do you want to take it back to the Jim Crow days? The days where women couldn’t vote? Slavery? How about the biggest genocide in the history of the world with the Native-Americans? I’d love to get a definite answer, but every time I ask that question it never gets answered. Do I think that’s a problem? Yes I do.
What bothers me most about your slogan is that you directly went after minorities during your Presidential campaign. You attacked Muslims calling for their ban into the country, you called my people rapists, you openly said you can grab women by the genitals simply because you are a star. Everything that spewed from your mouth was deplorable. You were quicker to denounce Congressman John Lewis, an original freedom fighter who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, than David Duke, the former Imperial Wizard of the KKK. How are people supposed to perceive that?
For eight years you spoke and tweeted your feelings about former President Barack Obama. You were the starter of the birther movement, a bald face lie. You called for the country to protest after he was re-elected in 2012, you loved your freedom of speech then. But as soon as the backlash started towards you from the media, suddenly it was too much. You ran your mouth to no avail but the second you’re on the side of it the media has to be silenced? You’ve showed the world that the leader of the free world has the temperament of a child.
You were the original fake news and now you want to censor what the media reports? BTW, the media is just reporting what you say and the lies that come out of your mouth, you can only fool your supporters, not the rest of the world. I saw you took a definitive stance on the Second Amendment, you said that is one of constitutional rights. Why can’t you take a stance like that on insuring us people who can look past your shenanigans have the CONSTITUTIONAL right to speak against it?
Your cabinet is a joke. It looks like you googled every cabinet position and it’s responsibilities and then went and hired someone COMPLETELY opposite of what you needed. I usually try to avoid speaking about politics with people, but for some reason my opinion is always asked, no matter how hard I try to stay away from the conversation I always get included. I’ll keep my friend’s name who is a Trump supporter anonymous, but what he told me is to, “give him a chance.”
My response was, ” You want me to give the man who claimed Obama wasn’t born here for eight years and has zero political experience a chance? The man who used his platform to degrade anyone and everyone while he campaigned? That’s funny. BTW, have you seen his cabinet?”
He responded, “Hell yeah, very good.”
That’s where I kinda let my feelings go.
Me: “You mean Rick Perry? The man who once claimed we should dismantle the Department of Energy and is now in charge of running it?”
Friend: “Well, Perry is a dumb-ass, we all know that.”
Me: “Ok, how about Betsy DeVos, the education secretary nominee?”
Friend: “She’s an idiot, too. She has no idea what the fuck she’s talking about.”
Me: “That’s 2/2, I can keep doing this all night. You cool with Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development? You know, just because he’s black doesn’t mean he’s qualified to tackle the “urban” issue.”
Friend: “I agree, that is another pick I don’t agree with.”
It was then that I realized no matter how much logic or reasoning I have in my arguments, your supporters will look the other way and follow you blindly. I don’t fear you or your way of thinking. I fear that you and your supporters will never acknowledge your privilege. I looked up the definition of privilege and this is what I found, “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.” I’ve found that most people who support you, you haven’t attacked personally. Ignoring something that is wrong simply because it doesn’t affect you personally is PRIVILEGE!
I didn’t write this to you to tell you that I want you to fail. It’s the exact opposite, I feel so strongly about this because I want our Commander-In-Chief to succeed but from what you have shown the world to this point, I can’t support you. We the people will not allow you to practice your ignorance in the land of the free. We will be here to resist. We will be here to fight to make this a country that works for all of us, not just your billionaire friends. The woman’s march became the largest protest in the history of the world, and that is just a beginning. You have pissed off more than 157 million women. I hope we sent a message. I wish you the best.
A nation watching your every move