Another letter to President Trump:

March 5, 2017

Dear Mr. President:

You’ve written back to me, only to put in front of my face a “poll” to see which of your many “accomplishments” I think is most important? Are you kidding?

For example, you want to know whether I think your “Negotiating with companies to bring thousands of jobs back to America” is a great accomplishment. Dear Mr. President! What have you been ingesting? You haven’t brought any jobs back to America. You are going to cost us tens of thousands of American jobs, when the trade war you will inevitably ignite makes it impossible for American companies to sell their goods abroad. You want to make America great again? That’s laughable, when in fact you want to isolate America. Your Republican colleagues in Congress don’t want to see the trade war that you are going to cause, but it looks like you’re going to bully them into it. What accomplishment, I ask again?

Then you suggest that maybe your most wonderful accomplishment is “Minimizing the burden of Obamacare, while clearing a path toward repeal and replace.” Come on, Mr. President. All you want to do is deprive millions of poor Americans of their newly-obtained medical insurance, meaning for sure that many will die because they can no longer access medical care. You obviously feel that’s all right, don’t you, because those will be poor people and, in your world view, they don’t count. I am sorry, Mr. President. I really don’t see that as an accomplishment. I see that as perfidy.

The Bible tells us to protect the neediest among us. Maybe you should spend some time reading it, Mr. President, instead of watching Fox News. Or have one of your staff read it and summarize it for you in 140 characters. Or better yet, I can do that for you right now, in fact. “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” That was only 29 characters. Think how much more you might learn in just one good tweet.

Please, instead of sending me these specious polls in the future, send me some real answers to my correspondence.

Yours expectantly.

Bruce J. Berger


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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