Dear Mr. So-Called President:
So let me explain to we how this works.
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Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts talks about his latest mainstay “Mr. President: ‘Just who a ruin do we consider we are?’”
You were inaugurated as arch executive of a United States. we won’t elaborate a fact that we won with a minority of a renouned opinion and a small assistance from your friends, FBI Director James Comey and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bottom line is, we were elected.
And this does grant we to certain things. You get your possess airplane. You get giveaway open housing. You get greeted with poignant salutes. And a rope plays when we transport into a room.
But there is one thing to that your choosing does not grant you. It does not grant we to do whatever pops into your bushy orange conduct though being called on it or, should it run afoul of a Constitution, though being blocked.
You and other members of a Fourth Reich seem to be carrying problem bargain this. Reports from Politico and elsewhere report we as repelled that judges and lawmakers can check or even stop we from doing things. Three weeks ago, your arch strategist, Steve Bannon, infamously announced that news media should “keep a mouth close and only listen for a while.”
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Japan’s primary apportion described a U.S. as a “champion of democracy,” and President Donald Trump spoke rarely of a “great friendship” that has shaped between a dual of them during a White House news discussion Friday.
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Just final Sunday, comparison process confidant Stephen Miller announced on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that “our opponents, a media and a whole universe will shortly see as we start to take serve actions, that a powers of a boss to strengthen a nation are really estimable and will not be questioned.”
What we do “will not be questioned?” Lord, have mercy. That’s a kind of matter that, in another time and place, would have been greeted with an out-thrust palm and a robust “Sieg heil!” Here in this time and place, however, it final a opposite response:
Just who a ruin do we consider we are?
Meaning we and all a other trolls we have brought clambering adult from underneath their bridges. Maybe we didn’t notice, though this is a United States of America. Perhaps you’ve listened of it? Nation of laws, not of individuals? First Amendment? Freedom of a press? Any of that toll a bell?
Let’s be brutally transparent here. If we were a intelligent man with decent firmness and a good heart who was enacting correct policies for a raise of all humankind, you’d still be theme to pointy inspection from news media, slip from Congress, patience by a law — and open opinion.
And you, of course, are nothing of those things. we know we fetishize strength. we know your companion Vladimir would never mount still for reporters and judges yapping during him.
I know, too, that you’re accustomed to being czar of your possess fiefdom. Must be nice. Your name on a wall, a paychecks, a side of a building. You tell people to make something happen, and it does. You scream during a problem, and it goes away. Nobody talks back. we can see how it would be tough to give that up.
But we did. You see, you’re no longer an emperor, Mr. So-Called President. You’re now what is called a “public servant” — in effect, an worker with 324 million bosses. And let me tell we something about those bosses. They’re uncontrolled and loud, prolonged accustomed to vocalization their minds though fear or fetter. And they trust energy contingency always answer to a people. That’s during a core of their identity.
Yet we and your sect of animation autocrats consider you’re going to cow them into overpower and correspondence by grouping them to close adult and obey? Well, as a freeborn American, we can answer that in dual syllables flat.
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As President Donald Trump arrived during MacDill AFB in Tampa, Trump protesters and supporters clashed on Dale Mabry Highway outward a base.
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