During the course of the campaign, you sold yourself on the grounds that you are not a politician. You claim that your prior experience as a businessman gives you a unique perspective that is different from what we have seen before in our presidents. Of course, every individual who holds a political office will claim the same thing, that they are different from all the others. However, a country in a sense is much like one big business. This country needs something to shake the economic system and I hope that the experience you bring to the table will do just that. I have high hopes that you will learn to share authority with the other branches and with other people who are more knowledgeable on certain topics than you. You are not the CEO of this country – you are about to be commander in chief. I hope that you learn the difference and adjust your tactics accordingly for the good of America.
When I saw that you had been elected to become our next president, I became very scared. I wanted to cry, actually, and maybe even hit something. But most of all, there was this overwhelming sense of terror.
Right now, I am scared for all of the women of America. Your misogynistic messages have been heard loud and clear by men and women alike and it makes me nervous.
You send the message that women are lesser than men, that we should be dominated by you. You have expressed the idea that you can do whatever you want to my body and I will allow it because you are famous and you are a man.
During your presidency, I need you to try to do something for me. I need you to reign in the sexism. I want my little sister to grow up in your presidency and still believe in her power as a young woman. I want your granddaughters to know that they are, in fact, valuable and important in our society. I want my brother to know that the behavior you condoned as a candidate is not behavior that you endorse as president.
I want you to begin speaking of and to women as though we’re actual people, and not just objects for you to look at and abuse as you please.
Can you do that for me?
Please remember our environment. With the global temperature rising by 1.5 degrees celsius a year, summers are longer and winters are shorter. This affects habitat and animals that depend on the winter months for solid walking along the water. They have had foraging cut back as well.
Our oceans have suffered a great deal. The Great Barrier Reef as of 2016 is considered to be “beyond repair”. This reef, on the north eastern part of Australia, has the largest biodiversity in the world. It spans 1,400 miles and contains around 2,000 different animal species.
Due to coral bleaching, which has a direct correlation with water temperature has started to destroy this resource which annually brings $3 billion dollars into bordering communities.
You will hold the most important office in the world, our country, our world will look to you to preserve all of the things we cherish and need for the future. Don’t waste your time on arguing when your time could be spent protecting our environment. It is our environment, yours and mine, so keep it in mind when you take office, for the sake of the world.
Before there were governments and political parties, before there were cities and society, there was Earth, clean and pure. Keep it clean. Keep our environment in mind when you take office Mr. Trump for the sake of the future of humanity.
I respect that you just want to keep America safe. However, it’s not realistic to think you can keep the country 100% safe, 100% of the time. Nor is this thought entirely conducive to your plan. Immigrants and other nationalities coming together in our country is what makes up the “American Dream.”
You say you want to make America great again. You say you want to uphold that American Dream. But do you forget where that dream started? Do you forget where we started?
We came here in 1620 when things got rough at home. When things looked most dark and bleak, we looked to America. We came here for a better life and we worked until we made one.
That’s the American Dream. We were founded on diversity. We were founded by different colors and different beliefs. In your presidency, don’t strip the nation of our differences.
Don’t shut out those who look to us for comfort and safety when their home is anything but safe. When their lives appear most hopeless and their walls are literally crumbling around them, let them look to us for help.
Don’t block out anyone whose face doesn’t look like the typical “born from a European immigrant.” They need us, and despite what you might think, we need them.
I understand the dangers, believe me I do. I understand the threat that exists with the wars we are in and there are certain groups that we are not exactly a fan of. There is potential for danger and it is scary. But it is up to us to find the balance between national safety and safety for those who just want a better life.
Please don’t squash the American Dream in them. Foster it. Allow it to grow and allow immigrants’ dreams to grow along with it.
So you say you’re going to “Make America great again.”
I read that in your economic plan, you will create 25 million new jobs within the next 10 years.
You also say that you’ll bring forth a pro-growth tax plan. You’re going to reduce taxes for everyone, but you’re going to really focus on doing that for the working middle-class.
I really hope that you do these things, because that would definitely benefit my family. I also understand that you are going to do a better job when negotiating trade agreements.
Please be careful when you talk to other countries; I know that you have no filter most of the time, and I’d really like to keep receiving the cool things from China. When it comes to making the US military stronger, but not spending tons of money to do so, do not cut it back so much that we don’t have a strong enough military afterwards.
Just keep your economic promises, okay? Because right now people believe you’ll go down as the worst president ever.
If you do all of the good things you say you’re going to do, maybe you really will make America great again.
Our country was founded on the idea that we all deserve the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. One election is not going to change that. Everyone still has the right to life and health with proper care. No one should have to make the decision between financial security and health.
You have promised to throw out the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as soon as possible. Even though I was never the biggest fan of Obamacare, I hope you will consider the implications of your crusade. You cannot just throw it away and leave a gaping hole in the lives of countless Americans. You need a replacement plan that will have the support of both Republicans and Democrats. The task of finding the middle ground between insurers, doctors and patients will be hard, but that is what you signed up for when you campaigned for the presidency.
You made a positive step when you admitted to keeping some critical parts of the act, such as the prevention of insurance discrimination. But you need to make more steps in the right direction for the safety and health of all Americans. You can start by addressing the high premiums and limits of existing coverage.
President-Elect Trump, you have my support. It comes reluctantly, but you have it.
While on the campaign trails, you created a lot of animosity towards Muslims and Latinos. The country was already in a tough spot in terms of race relations and your statements on certain races did not help.
Your outlook on Muslim radicalism created a climate where it was quite dangerous for Muslims in America to function. Hate crimes against them are at the highest since the 9/11 attacks.
By calling some of the Mexican immigrants in our country “rapists,” you alienated that entire population. That is simply just childish and false, and created a massive anti-Mexican movement.
Even with all of this considered, the American people chose you as the next president and I will honor that. I will put all of your previous statements behind me and will only judge you by what you do from here on out.
I hope that you mean what you say in terms of being a president for all Americans. I hope that your goal is to unite the country and not tear us apart. After all, we are still the UNITED States of America.
“Look, I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject, but you still — I just believe in choice” were your exact words in 1999. However, within the same year, you did not urge to to ban a process called late-term abortion. This is the process of removing the fetus beyond the ninth month of its development if the mother’s life is at stake or if the fetus has severe birth defects.
In another report done by The Washington Post, you changed your own viewpoint on abortion five times in three days by making different claims. That sounds a bit indecisive. Not to mention, in an interview with CNN reporter Jake Tapper, you contradicted yourself when asked about your standing. Tapper began by acknowledging that you were opposed to abortion. This was followed by you saying, “Right. I’m pro-choice.” In confusion, Tapper then asked, “You’re pro-choice or pro-life?” You then apologized and claimed to be “pro-life.”
In an April 2016 report, you claimed you wanted to keep the laws regarding abortion as they are now. You believe that the states should make the decision when it comes to abortion. Your viewpoints contradict themselves. I would say “it’s safe to say our president is port-abortion rights,” but then again, you may not be by tomorrow. It’s crucial for you to have a solid standing on topics you’re going to face as president of the United States. Although you would be going against fellow Republicans by supporting abortion rights , you would at least have a standing on it. Whether you’re pro-abortion rights or anti-abortion, it’s time to stop contradicting yourself.