Photograph by Mike Baehr
Dear Mr. President,
As I was preparing to write my letter today (which is not as challenging as I thought it might be, though I actually have to make an effort to decide on which of all the horrible things happening daily to write about), I thought of the purpose of this blog, Letters2Trump.
Purpose: A letter every day of the Trump presidency, written to the president about what he is doing, how it makes us feel and how we think he could be doing things better.
After I reread those words, something felt odd and confusing. And I found myself needing to ask you whether we are writing our letters and addressing our concerns to the right person.
I mean are you the president of the USA, the real, actual Commander in Chief, or are you the front man for Stephen Bannon and/or others? In other words, are you Bannon’s puppet, and should we be writing to him and/or anyone else? If so, please let us know so we can make the correction. If not, then you really need to take control of your ship. You are the one who was elected, no matter how that came to be.
Did Bannon find you or did you find him? I mean who sought out who, because it seems like he positioned you where you are, and actually tells you what to do, or distracts you with things that wire you up so he can run the country by his agenda without your interference.
I read in the New York Times recently that in 2013, Bannon asked Sessions to run for the presidency and Sessions declined. He even did the same with Sarah Palin in 2011. However, when Bannon heard you speak two months later at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, he realized you were the person that would help him get the votes of 6.6 million disenchanted white voters. You know…“the forgotten Americans” you appealed to during the campaign.
You guys (you or the one really running the country) are not doing much for “the forgotten Americans” right now, and though they have not all realized it yet, they eventually will. Repealing the Affordable Care Act was not what anybody wanted. What the people wanted was for you to fix it or replace it with a better one. Your horribly flawed plan couldn’t pass thanks to our checks and balances system, which we know you would rather do without. Without Congress, it would be easy for you or Bannon, whoever is the “president,” to do almost anything. Just like a dictatorship.
As I do not wish to digress, here is how I think you could be doing this better: You are “The Donald,” the president. Lead and get rid of those who are leading you to become the worst and most disliked president in the history of the United States of America.
Oh, and whatever you guys do, know that the essence of the people of the United States of America will prevail. We will continue to resist and persevere, and we will walk out of this victorious.