Time to Dump Kavanaugh …

Dear Mr. Trump,

It’s time to withdraw the Kavanaugh nomination. He’s a sex offender. If you continue to support him, it’s just like your continued support of Judge Moore in Alabama.

Sure, I know that you bragged about “grabbing p**y” and got elected anyway (with the help of your collusion with the Russian government). But you were elected only for a four-year term. An appointment to the Supreme Court is for life. We can’t have someone on the Supreme Court who thinks so little of women’s (and human) rights as to attempt rape of a minor.

Of course Kavanaugh will deny the charges, but let’s look at the facts, Sir. His accuser has passed a lie detector test. I can assure you that Kavanaugh will not submit to one. His accuser described the attack to her therapist and husband years ago, naming Kavanaugh to her husband. There’s no way all this could have happened unless she was telling the truth now. She is a distinguished university professor. There’s no way she would come forward and subject herself to the vicious attacks of your supporters unless she was telling the truth.

And if you try to force this nomination through, notwithstanding the truth about Kavanaugh, and you end up forcing Senators Collins and Murkowski to vote for him, why should any woman in Maine or Alaska, respectively, ever vote for them again?

If voters in Maine and Alaska happen to read my letters to you, Sir, I hope they make it clear to their senators that they strongly object to the appointment of such a man to the Supreme Court.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

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Where my letters to Trump will one day have to be addressed ….

Dear Mr. Trump,

One of these days, I won’t be able to write to you at the White House anymore. There will come a time when, if I want to get your attention, I will need to write to you care of the United States Penitentiary in Allenwood.

Although you claim that you hardly know Paul Manafort – who is now cooperating with Mueller investigation – he was your campaign chairman. He participated in the Trump Tower meeting with your son and son-in-law, the meeting you surely knew about in advance. He will tell all.

I have learned that, among the various educational opportunities available at Allenwood, you can take a correspondence course. This must be a course where they teach you to respond to letters. I am hopeful that, when the day comes, you will finally write back to me. I’ve now written you more than 100 letters and have yet to receive a response.

I would send copies of my letters to Allenwood – copies that would await your arrival, to be given to you in a large box when they assign you your orange jump suit – but I don’t have your register number yet. Mail can be sent to prisoners at Allenwood only if the addressee has a register number.

While serving your term in Allenwood (perhaps it will only be for two or three years), you can also work in an upholstery factory, where, I presume, you can manufacture a new rug for your head.

Or, maybe it won’t be Allenwood you’re sent to. Wherever you end up, my letters will follow.

The beginning of your trip to Allenwood starts when Democrats replace the Republicans in Congress who have sheltered you.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

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Credibility of zero …

Dear Mr. Trump,

It’s all about you, isn’t it, “Sir”?

You’re happy as can be that you’re flying into Pennsylvania on September 11! Pumping those fists so all can see what a great man you are! You’re tough!

When you read your prepared remarks and I heard your voice, I asked myself how anyone in our country could think that you’re sincere. You have so thoroughly established yourself as a liar — even John Dowd, your lawyer, called you a f____ liar — everything that comes out of your mouth sounds like a lie to me.

Those alleged massive crowds cheering the fall of the Twin Towers that you purportedly saw, but no one else saw. That alleged massive Inauguration Day crowd you fantasized about and had your press secretary lie about to satisfy your ego. That ridiculous assurance that the nuclear threat from North Korea was gone. That stupid pretense that your administration properly handled the tragedy of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The list goes on and on.

To a growing, massive majority of American voters – and we will definitely vote in November! – your credibility is zero and will never be anything other than zero.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

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Not treasonous, but the exact opposite …

Dear Mr. Trump,

It’s pathetic that you deem “treason” the fact that one of your closest associates in the White House has written anonymously.

Tens of millions of Americans including Yours Truly thank this writer for telling the truth about the dysfunction in the White House. Yes, we knew about your amorality before – your crudeness, that you’re unhinged and unbalanced, we knew it all before – but never have we had it from such a close source. God Bless The New York Times.

“Treason” is clearly defined by our criminal code as “levy[ing] war against [the United States] or adher[ing] to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” 18 USC 2381. The writer whom you have deemed treasonous is NOT waging war against the United States or giving aid and comfort to its enemies. The writer is writing FOR the United States and giving aid and comfort – through an inside look at the travesty of your administration – to the American citizenry.

If you feel attacked by the Op-Ed in the New York Times, Sir, remember that you are not the United States. You are merely a public servant. Writing about your lack of intellect, crudeness, crazy half-backed ideas, and constant flip-flopping on policy is in great and honorable service of our democracy, not contrary to it, and absolutely not treasonous.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

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“Dumb Southerners” … who knew you were such a bigot?

Dear Mr. Trump,

So it turns out you think Southerners are “dumb Southerners,” and “mentally retarded,” as in the names you call the Attorney General. Who knew that you were such a bigot? Many of the people who helped put you in office now know the truth: that a bigot is a bigot, that he demeans everyone, even the people who thought he was their friend.

It must be truly embarrassing for you that a great journalist, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Bob Woodward, has talked to the people who really know your White House, and they have been honest with him, and he has copious notes and recordings, I hear, to confirm every allegation.

But don’t worry. Just look at those wonderful denials flooding in.

So John F. Kelly, your chief of staff, denies calling you “an idiot.” He sure didn’t deny thinking that you were an idiot.

So John Dowd, your lawyer, denies calling you “a liar.” He sure didn’t deny thinking that you were a liar.

Let’s face it, Sir. The people who work for you and who know you best have ample evidence of your lack of character and intellect. What a shame for you – but a blessing for the American people – that many of them were willing to talk to Bob Woodward and tell him the truth.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

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About the president’s pettiness at the death of Senator John McCain, a true hero …

Dear Mr. Trump,

Nothing reflects the pettiness of a man more – his childishness, his immaturity, his lack of any sense of decency, his inclination to live in the gutter – than how he mistreats others. Nothing underscores your pettiness more than the way you have acted toward Sen. John McCain following his death.

You nixed any possibility of the White House issuing a formal statement that recognizes Sen. McCain’s contributions to our country and his heroism. He served our country in war, risked his life, acted with honor throughout imprisonment, while you hid from service with fake bone spurs. And all you do now and all you have ever done is to belittle him.

You refused at first to allow the White House flag to fly at half-staff until Sen. McCain’s burial, again choosing to dishonor an American hero. You succumbed to political pressure to return the flag to half-staff, but it’s clear you were unhappy about doing so. Do you think that makes you a big man, “Sir”?

You’ve shown the American people your pathetic core, your small mind and heart, but the country is not buying into your pettiness.

Those who have stood with you throughout your tenure at the White House will be voted out of office, and you will follow them soon into ignominy.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

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What Trump calls “good” …

Dear Mr. Trump:

You praise Paul Manafort as a “good man,” revealing your utter disdain for the rule of law.

Why is it “good” that a man of wealth cheats his country by evading millions of dollars in taxes? His conduct – demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury that included your supporters – is abhorrent, not good. This is not a case of trying to take advantage of a tax loophole. This is a case of out and out lying about the millions of dollars he made.

Why is it “good” that a man of wealth submits fraudulent information to banks in loan applications? When banks are cheated, the whole country suffers. The banks hold our money, and if they lend it to the likes of Manafort on false pretenses, they may fail and we may never get our money back. That’s what you call “good”?

Was James Traficant, a Democratic representative from Ohio, “good” when he was convicted for cheating on his taxes and served seven years in federal prison? How about Harry Claiborne, a federal judge appointed by President Carter, impeached for tax evasion, convicted, and sent to prison? Was he “good” too in your view?

You think of people as “good” solely on the basis of whether they support you, regardless of the crimes they committed, are committing, and will commit.

As you continue your attempt to subvert democracy, rational and civic-minded people will oppose you and your supporters in Congress. The voters that install a Congress with the backbone to fight you when you flaunt the rule of law are the people who truly deserve to be called good.

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger

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