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An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump - 7/8/17 By DaveGunn PDF  | Print |  E-mail



          7/8/17        By DaveGunn


An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump



Dear President Trump:


     Knock it off!  Stop spending your valuable time tweeting attacks on little people who don’t matter.  You are like the great hunter who takes an elephant gun to kill a mosquito.  To be sure, the mosquito dies, but in the meantime much ammunition is wasted and the elephant gets away.


     I understand that you have suffered the worst and most vicious attacks of anyone who has ever occupied the White House.  You have been called a racist, a misogynist, a molester,and a bigot.  Your qualifications have been belittled, your motives impugned, your character assassinated, and now even your sanity has been called into doubt by quack psychologists who never examined you.  Leftists have burned you in effigy, posed with your bleeding, severed head, spoken of wanting to bomb the White House, had you knifed to death in a Julius Caesar adaptation, and called for your impeachment before you even were sworn in as president.


     Your wife has been savagely attacked in print and on radio and television by the liberal lap-dog fake news media and your grown children have been denigrated.  Even your 11-year old son has been ridiculed and called a future terrorist.


     If anyone ever had the right to strike back, it is you.  However, you must refrain from the temptation to turn from your important work to swat mosquitos.


     In the first place, the time you spend chasing the little twits who annoy you could be better spent working on the things you promised when you sought election.  To be sure, you have accomplished much.  The placing of Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, the undoing of harmful regulations that strangle business, the extreme vetting of people coming from terrorist supporting nations, and your work in the energy field have been impressive.  How much more could you have done for America if you didn’t waste your attention and energy on people who have never, and will never accomplish 1/100th of what you have accomplished.


     Why do you give obscure people publicity through your angry tweets?  Take Joe and Mika.  They were nothing more than the self-absorbed hosts of a program very few people watch, on a network very few people watch.  You gave them and their network a boost by calling attention to them.  True, Joe called you a schmuck on the air, something that a person who was raised by competent parents would never call any president.  However, his rude and boorish comment says much more about him than about you.


     You are the President of the United States of America.  Joe and Mika are little people trying to do a job that is too big for them.  Pay them all the attention they deserve, which is none.


     Stop using your twitter account to chase every little mosquito who buzzes around your head.  Instead, use your twitter account to go over the heads of the liberal lap-dog fake news purveyors and directly to the American people.  Use your considerable influence to get the work done.  Ignore you detractors.  Let your good work speak for you.


     If you really want to get vengeance on those who level personal attacks on you, take this old advice: “The best vengeance is to live well.”




[Dave Gunn is the nom de plume of Dr. David E. Gonnella, Pastor of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama.  The opinions expressed are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the church or its membership.]