Today’s letter to Mr. Trump


March 6, 2017

Dear Mr. President:

What will you do next to undermine our democracy? What will you do next to encourage the haters in the country – the racists, the bigots – to use violence? What will you do next to make all free and decent people around the world gasp in astonishment at your ignorance and petulance? Sadly, every day of your administration brings with it yet another blow to the values that made America great: compassion, integrity, honesty, and hard work.

For years, you accused President Obama, falsely, of not having been born in this country. You knew you were lying; it was your purpose to lie. The continued lies that you have piled up would fill libraries. The latest lie is more of the same, i.e., the accusation that President Obama illegally wiretapped your phones. You know there’s not a shred of evidence to support that lie, but you don’t care, because your supporters love the lies, will believe the lies, and, if your lies rip up this country, how happy you will be! For sure, as you plan to fire employees at EPA because you don’t care about the environment, as you plan to fire State Department employees because you don’t care about diplomacy, as you plan to destroy NOAA because it dares analyze climate change, you are now asking Congress to waste millions of dollars investigating your groundless claims. Your intent to distract everyone from the truth of your perfidious contacts with Russia, to subvert a free, democratic election, is patently obvious. But, I advise you, Mr. President, sir, your effort will fail.

It’s not too late to save yourself, sir. Come clean. Retract all your lies. You can plead insanity. Everyone will believe it.

Yours with increasing disgust at your behavior,

 

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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