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Dear Mr. President,

I have been following your first NATO and G-7 summits closely, and clearly it did not go very well Mr. President. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, said afterwards that traditional unions were no longer as strong as they once were and urged that Europe “really take our fate into our own hands.” So many cringing, embarrassing moments, Mr. President, the worse one being when you lectured NATO alliance members on Thursday, trying to persuade them to pay their “fair share” on defense. You keep exhibiting a lack of understanding when it comes to how NATO funding works, Mr. President.

Yet, your trip could have gone a smidgen better. From what I read, Melania tried helping you a bit. Seeing as she was in Italy, she personally selected a jacket by Milan designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (yes, it was $51,000 and further solidified how she’s not like us, commoners, but she tried). She also attended two children’s hospital, and met the Pope, who seemed to give her, not you, a warm reception. These attempts did not go unnoticed, the world was watching, and that is an opportunity for you, Mr. President. You’re going to need all the help you can get and who else could be better than someone you can trust, your wife of 12 years, Melania?

What tells me she could be helpful? It was the viral, hand-swatting video that took over my Facebook a few days ago that gave me a clue to her personality. I feel that maybe, just maybe, she has some well-needed energy and can help with some basic advice in more mundane situations, such as how to walk, and how to walk with others. You see, that video told me she has some common sense. In the video, she was being ignored by you, as always,  and also crowded out of the red carpet you were supposed to share; she became aware of you taking center stage, and took action, hence the hand slap. As a feisty woman myself, I have to say that was one of her better moments, the two-second event says character, says fearlessness, and screams of some much-needed, basic common sense. We all know the old saying, “Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great woman standing behind him.” Want to be a better man, Mr. President? Follow you wife’s instincts; it may not bring about world peace or stop global warming, but it’s a good beginning.



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