Stop it already! It is time for you to grow up, act like an adult and do your job. I am a single mom of 3 young kids and I have to say your behavior since you took office has been shameful. Instead of being someone my kids and all the kids of this country could look up to you are exemplifying exactly what not to do. My children (and others in this country) live in fear of what will happen to their world because of you.
First off, let me address the issue currently going on in Puerto Rico. While I don’t know of anyone personally who lives on that poor desperate island that is a part of our country and deserves 100% of the support of all of us, I can definitely relate to what they are going through. Your ability to show compassion and sympathy is appalling.
Let me tell you a bit about what I had to go through when Hurricane Sandy hit New York. We had no power for 18 days, yet we were one of the lucky ones – we had a roof over our heads, ability to buy food to eat, and places we could go during the day that had power. Yes it was hard taking care of 3 very young kids with no power 24/7. Yes my days were spent searching for gas and waiting on long lines only to be price gouged by most of the gas stations. Yes, we were cold. Yes, we suffered. But we had access to safe water, we had a roof over our head, we could sleep together in the living room by a fire place to get a little heat. Yes, we survived with only a few colds. Yes, we were also lucky enough to keep our dogs with us and were also able to communicate with family and friends via my cell phone which I charged in the car. Yes, dragging a toddler around with me all day while waiting 3+hrs on a gas line was no fun. Having to try to get back in time to meet the school bus (once the schools reopened ~12 days later) was no fun. Yes, I was loosing my mind and my sanity and at the end of my rope, but at least I knew there would be an ending soon for our suffering.
So after reading all that I’m sure you are like “Hey, I lived through Sandy it was not that big a deal.” Well Mr. President you are wrong. Many of your fellow NY’ers suffered greatly during Sandy. Now take that suffering and multiply it by a factor of 1000% or more. That is what the people of Puerto Rico are suffering and for them there is no known date for the suffering to end. Their poor island was devastated and as it is an island and not attached to the mainland those people are trapped in the hell that the storm brought to them. There are many who are sick and have no access to medicine. They have little or no shelter. They have little or no power. They have little or no food. They have no real way to communicate with the outside world or to even abandon their homes and lives to head to the mainland. Yes, those lucky enough to be near San Juan maybe able to get some relief, but there any many others who cannot get to San Juan. And Mr. Trump, what is your government doing to help them? The answer is very little.
As a President of the United States you are supposed to be an example of what is good and great about our country. I am sorry to say you are not. You should be sending in planes to help evacuate the sick & those who wish to leave – instead celebrities and other organizations are doing it. You should be sending in boats to help – again, others need to do what you will not. You should be sending in tents and water purification systems – yet you are not. You should be sending in doctors, medical staff and medicines – yet you are not. Instead you are talking of debt and pointing fingers at others. You are teaching my children exactly how not to act in a crisis situation. Where is your compassion? Where is your love for your fellow man? Where is your sense of decency?
Now for another main issue which needs to be addressed… North Korea. Why are you playing a game of chicken with a mad man? Your rhetoric on the topic is disturbing and makes my kids (and other children and adults too for that matter) feel that you will not be satisfied until you get us nuked. You claim to be a smart business man, yet you are not being smart here. There is a diplomatic way to deal with this issue and you are not following it. (If you do not understand diplomacy I’m sure there are many experts in this country who would be willing to explain the concept to you). Yes, I agree that a tougher stance should be in place with North Korea and yes the thought of a mad man with his hands on a nuke is scary and should be controlled – but Mr. President, I hate to say it but you are almost as much a mad man as Kim Jong Un. So please stop tweeting threats to North Korea so my kids and others in our country (and for that matter the whole world) can sleep better at night. I do not need my kids waking up from nightmares and telling me that they are scared that President Trump will get us all nuked.
Now for my final request… please for the love of all that is in this world STOP TWEETING! You wanted to be our leader and with that comes great responsibility. America is known for being a great leader in this world. You claimed to be able to handle the role and you sought it out. Nobody made you run for office. This was all you. You also knew it was a 4 year commitment. So yes, now you are stuck with being our President for 4 years. Yes, now you need to be an example not only to your citizens (both young and old) but to the world as well. So please start acting like a President and not a spoiled toddler who keeps having temper tantrums. And most importantly – hand over all your technological devices from which you tweet to someone with more restraint and maturity. Your behavior in a child would cause any parent to put them in a time out and give them a lecture on good behavior. It is sad that I need to say that to the Leader of the Free World, but apparently I do.
So please Mr. Trump, can you stop it! Just stop! Take a deep breath and think. Think about how you can use your power to help. Stop instigating fights (such as with the NFL). Stop being a bully. Stop acting like a spoiled toddler and instead act like a President and not a dictator. (And if you could cut back on your golfing and have your family cut back on their travel as it is taking money away from those who really need it that would help too.) Just suck it up. You asked for this job and have yet to really embrace it. So please become the President we as a nation need you to be.
A worried single mom with worried kids.