June 13 2020
Dear Mr. President,
I know it’s Shabbat but the letter I was writing to you yesterday afternoon was interrupted by a bout of nausea and vomiting. I don’t think it was related to what you were doing or saying or tweeting, but I haven’t ruled anything out. Anyhow, I feel better today even though I’m still worried and a little nauseous from the news about an increase in Covid-19 cases and deaths and, well, everything else.
I do have to apologize for misrepresenting your trip to Dallas. I wrote that you were there for a roundtable on Transition to Greatness: Restoring, Rebuilding and Renewing. That’s what was on the official President’s Daily Schedule. But, it seemed to be, instead, about race relations and policing. If so, was there a reason not to have the Dallas Police Chief, the Dallas County Sheriff and the District Attorney present at that “discussion”. Did you know -or did your campaign staff or “advisors” know they are all African Americans? It seems like they should have been there, but the schedule makers made a big mistake. Also, whomever writes the President’s Daily Schedule didn’t get the message that the “discussion” was about a different topic. It turned out that the real reason you were there was campaign fundraising at someone’s house. So, the other stuff wasn’t really important anyway.
This leads me to ask you about your advisors. They all seem to be have terrible advice, poor information and do sloppy planning. First, Ivanka and Hope encouraged you to show off a Bible in a picture that has already become mocked and criticized around the globe. So, don’t let them plan any more photo ops. Then, someone planned your upcoming rallies in states that are experiencing much higher infection and hospitalization rates than even a few weeks ago. That seems like a bad idea. It’s as if they didn’t think this all the way through. Telling people not to wear masks and to sign waivers that if they get sick they won’t sue you. Everyone knows that you don’t like looking at, or wearing, masks but the waivers are also not a good look. Well, the bad idea is having rallies right now but you really, really need to feel the love, so, go for it. What could possibly go wrong?
I was going to talk about your speech writers…..but, I’ve got nothing. They have some fancy language but they are never original or poetic or – well, interesting. What I am trying to say is they are BORING and you look weird trying to read off of a teleprompter. It just isn’t you. Please, be yourself. Use your own words and “thoughts”. I love the comparison you made between you and President Lincoln that you said in a recent interview. “I’ve done more for the Black community than any other president including President Lincoln”. “He did good…although it’s always questionable, you know, the end result”. It’s so you! How about the recent quote from Dallas on racism, “We have to get everyone in the same path…I think we’re going to do it very easily and it will go quickly and it will go very easily”. Last, but never the end of great quotes that really show off your personality and skills, “We are dominating the streets with compassion because we’e saving lives, saving business.”
At least you changed the date of the upcoming Tulsa, Oklahoma rally from June 19, also known as Juneteenth to the next day. Everyone will know how sensitive you are to the history of that day.
If you just stick to your guts and brains you will do fine. Your base will love you and eat it up…..if they don’t get sick and …….