Dear President Trump,
So let’s just imagine for a few minutes what it would have been like had Hillary Clinton won the election and how questions about ethics violations and conflicts of interest would have been handled if she were president with a Republican majority House and Senate. Hmm. Do you think they would, for a nano-second, have given her a pass if she and her family didn’t cut all ties with their (charitable) foundation? What about members of her staff and cabinet — do you think Congress would have been just fine with some hand-waving about how all appropriate disclosures would be made and all situations requiring the person to recuse themselves would be honored? Do you think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell these sorts of things would have happened for her? We can even be somewhat more generous to you and wonder whether a Democratic majority in the House and Senate would have scrutinized her and her administration’s activities for conflicts of interest. In both scenarios I am positive there would have been very careful scrutiny and calling out of any potential conflicts of interest and really, I bet a Republican Congress would have tried to make her life a living hell on this count.
What are you all getting? It appears you and yours are getting a total pass from Congress. As long as you do all you can to make them and their friends richer and punish the poor for being poor, they don’t give a flying f*** what you do and who you do it with and how much you stand to gain. It’s incredibly sick. And dangerous. We don’t even need to worry about the “what if’s” because it isn’t just that it’s possible you all will be influenced by whichever foreign (and domestic) entities curry the most favor by staying in your hotels, buying into your brand, making deals with you, it’s a forgone conclusion this is happening and will continue to happen as long as you are in office. I think you all are probably the most brazen shysters on the planet. It’s awful that because of your office you have access to untold riches and spoils and you and our tax dollars are supporting you screwing us over. I know I’ve said this before, but how do you sleep at night? Really?
You continue to be the stuff of nightmares. You continue to be my most difficult person.
May you be safe.
May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May your life unfold and intersect peacefully.