A Message to President Trump, To Be Shared With His Communications Office


Dear President Trump:

I waited for a few days without writing, just to see if you would get better. Alas, I see no evidence of that.

I see, instead, that you are livid because of truthful information about your White House leaking out. You have even sent your press secretary, Sean Spicer, to spy on the phones of the people who operate the office of presidential communications, hoping that you’ll find evidence of those brave Americans who are willing to tell the truth about you and your operation. These second-grade operations are doomed to failure, Mr. President, because you cannot censor what people think. You cannot control the minds of men and women who still love our democracy and are sick with the way you and Pence and Bannon and Miller are trying to tear it apart. So, please pass along the following message to the people who work for you.

Keep up the brave and essential work of getting the truth out to us (within the confines of the law)! Remember that, without Deep Throat and the Washington Post, America would never have learned of Nixon’s perfidy, and that your boss, Mr. Trump, has already gone beyond anything that Nixon could ever have dreamed of. Remember that the First Amendment’s promises of freedom of the press are meaningless unless the press gets the information it needs to tell the truth.

Thank you, Mr. President, for passing on this important message to the people who work – not for you – but for all Americans, even those Americans – the vast majority – whom you despise.

Yours in hopeful expectation of the truth getting out some day (as much truth as the laws allow),

Bruce J. Berger

 

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About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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