Dear Donald Trump supporters,
It’s been six days since Trump has taken over the Oval Office, and I hope you’re starting to realize the catastrophe YOU have put the country in. I’ve heard a few supporters ALREADY have buyers remorse, and even though I’m angry that it took so long for them to realize this, it’s a start. At the time of this stories publishing, Trump has signed 12 executive orders. Now I know you guys may not be so smart since you voted for this man, but let’s break down some numbers, don’t worry I’ll make this easy to follow. Barack Obama signed 275 executive orders during his eight year tenure. At Trump’s pace, he will surpass what took President Obama 2,920 days to do in 138 days. Take a second to really take in what I just said before I ask you a question, what will you say about Trump and his abuse of Presidential power? Because for eight years that all I heard a lot of you guys say.
Let’s peel back the layers on some of these executive orders. Trump signed an order to repeal The Affordable Care Act, leaving 20-30 million Americans without healthcare with the stroke of the pen. What kind of sick individual would do that without a plan to replace it with? It’s only logical that the more people without healthcare there are, the more deaths there will eventually be. There will also be more pregnancies due to women not being able to get birth control. My grandma is a diabetic, how the hell is she supposed to get her insulin? Did you guys who voted for him think about the people in your family who would get hurt by this? Or did you only think about yourself? You want to know why I lead off with this subject? Because it’s personal to me! I have a pre-existing heart condition. My chest was sliced open at five years old to repair a hole in an artery that runs through my heart. Every five years I have to go to a special check up that is NOT cheap. If it wasn’t for insurance, I would have to decide whether to eat or get checked up. That is now a daily reality for MILLIONS of Americans.
Next, Trump really convinced y’all that building a wall between Mexico and the United States would be a good idea. Y’all told him his plan was such a good idea that he signed it into existence. I’m not trying to be funny here, but did you guys not watch ‘Narcos‘? Pablo Escobar, just like El Chapo from Mexico, will get their drugs and killers into this country whether that wall is there or not. Umm, also, I’m from El Paso, TX, a border town across Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. THERE ALREADY IS A WALL/BORDER ON THE BORDER. Did you guys think that it’s just wide open out there? This wall is estimated to cost 16 billion dollars, that’s billion, with a B. Let me put that into perspective of how much money that is, half of the NFL teams could build a brand new stadium with that. Mexico has already said numerous time they will not pay for the wall, and even though you Trump supporters knew that, you backed it. Do you realize how this is going to hinder trade relations with Mexico? When your salad cost $ 97 after shit hits the fan, maybe you’ll agree.
Trump is trying to deny the climate change issue that needs to be addressed immediately. The day he was sworn in, anything addressing climate change was removed from the White House website. Trump banned scientists from sharing their research with the public, other than being published in scientific journals. Scientists can’t warn us anymore that we’re ruining the planet. They can’t warn us that we need to make changes now before it’s too late. Why would Trump want to deny something so obvious that could harm so many, including himself and his family? Like Trump, a lot of you who supported him have kids. If we don’t do something about the environment know, then our kids won’t get to their chance at saving the planet. They will have to deal with the consequences of your actions. If you won’t re-think backing Trump for me, at least give it a second thought for your kids.
Trump ordered that permits for the Dakota Access and Key Oil pipelines to be approved. By doing that he endangered the climate, Native American land, and endangered the American water supply. Do we all want to be in the position that the people in Flint are in? Everything this man is doing is dangerous. If we don’t act now, the richest nation in the world will have running yellow water. I urge you my fellow Americans who support this man, please read into this. It’s not too late to join the resistance, and even though your heart is filled with hate, the rest of the United States’ isn’t, we want to accept you.
I’ll end it by saying this, the executive order that will directly affect Americans the most is the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is more than somewhere poor people go to have abortions. They provide condoms, information for young people, and Plan B for people who can’t afford it. I personally would never ask my girl to have an abortion, but it’s none of my business if someone else wants one. At the age of 16 my girl friend at the time and myself had a slip up. We had unprotected sex. Growing up where we did, we didn’t have the resources to get Plan B without Planned Parenthood. Without Planned Parenthood I might have made the same mistake my mom did and brought in a child into this world at 16. Because of Planned Parenthood I was given a second chance, I got to learn from my mistake without having to deal with a child that I wasn’t ready for.
I urge you, if you voted for Trump and support him, please take the time to really think about what I said. I don’t want to fight and argue. I want to converse and find solutions. Please think of someone other than yourself. Put your privilege to the side. Think about how your kids will be breathing in smog in no time. Think about how your daughter may end up getting pregnant or worse, an STD simply because Trump took away access to resources. I urge you, please.
A nation willing to forgive.