It’s amazing what people will say on their way out

Dear President Trump,

How has your weekend been? Seems like there was some pretty rough stuff going on between you and Senator Corker. It’s kind of amazing what people are willing to come out with when they no longer need to curry favor and are free to call it as they see it. He was downright snide in concluding that one of the White House daycare workers wasn’t doing their job in minding you. It would be so interesting if we could hear the unvarnished thoughts of the other Republicans in the House and Senate. In time more of these slams will be made publicly as they seek to distance themselves from you, but it sure would be nice if the timeline could be moved up.

My weekend has been something of a bust because I’ve been pretty sick the last few days. I don’t often get sick and I’m grateful for that but when I do, I am kind of a baby. I’ve had a low grade fever for three days, a hacking cough, and body aches. Not enough to stay in bed all day but enough that I don’t really feel like doing much. On the plus side, the downtime allowed me to finish going through the document where I’ve been saving all my letters to you. I’ve been proofreading them to correct typos since I’m planning to figure out how to put them into blog form. We’ll see if I actually pull it off. I don’t have much patience with technology and if it’s too much of a hassle, I likely won’t persist. We’ll see. My little tiny audience, which I can still count on one hand (and doesn’t include you since you don’t read these letters), has been encouraging me to get them out into the world and since I refuse to be on Facebook and Twitter isn’t a suitable outlet, the only other option is a blog.

One of the really good things about re-reading the letters is I found I had called out your distraction technique of saying awful, outrageous stuff people can’t ignore months and months ago. I’m really glad Rachel Maddow sees it too; she has an enormous audience well beyond my little count of 5 so what she says carries tons more weight. But still, it was nice to see I was onto you way early in this whole deal. Not that it’s a super happy thing to be onto something like this, how much better it would be to be calling out positives but that isn’t the situation we have right now so I’ll keep doing my best to call you on it all.

May we be safe.
May we be happy.
May we be healthy (and over this cold soon).
May our lives unfold and intersect peacefully.

Tracy Simpson

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