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Dear Mr. President,

Would you please stop tweeting?

Your use of Twitter is unbecoming of a world leader, which you profess to be. You are the President of the United States of America. Do you really have to use Twitter every day? Your tweets are inane at best and downright stupid at worst.

Your tweet of June 25, 2017: Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!

Why are you still talking about the election? Sadly, you won. So why do you find it necessary to keep bringing this up. Do you know the meaning of collude? Are you a Bernie Sanders supporter now? It doesn’t make you look good when you call other people names like “Crazy.”

Your tweet of June 24, 2017: Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%. Remember keep your doctor, keep your plan?

Yes, there are Democrats, thankfully, and also some Republicans who oppose your GOP healthcare proposal. The Obamacare premiums may have increased (doubtfully by 100%) but at least they still cover people and their illnesses. The GOP plan will not, and many, many more Americans will be without healthcare. But that doesn’t really bother you, if you can point to it and say “I, I, I reformed healthcare.”

Another tweet of June 24, 2017: I cannot imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!

I could not imagine it either if Obamacare was broken, but it’s not. And the very fine Republican Senators and Representatives and you Mr. President are willing to take health care away from millions of Americans, and make it unaffordable for others. It seems like your GOP plan would result in many people suffering the effects of a broken system.

Yet another tweet of June 24, 2017: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Really?

Is your definition of a GREAT AMERICA a country that hides behind a wall, that bans people of certain races and ethnicities from traveling here, that is mean spirited to all who don’t agree with the Republican vision, that scolds leaders of other countries or the mayor of London, that pulls its support of environmental treaties, that has a leader who seeks to have his own way by running roughshod over anyone of differing views?

Diplomacy and governing, being a world citizen, and taking care of the American people cannot be relegated to 140 characters. You make yourself look bad when you use Twitter in such a superficial way. You don’t have to dazzle or astound. Just be a leader.

Please be the President of the United States, and stop the ridiculous mauling of the English language and the presidency. Leave tweeting to the birds.

Sincerely,

Letters2Trump

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