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Dear Mr. President

By April 15, 2020November 30th, 20203 Comments

Dear Mr. President,

Have you lost your mind, Mr. President? You’re el Presidente as you so like to remind everyone! That title carries with it behavioral and moral obligations. Please remember children are watching you, listening too. Demeaning those who disagree with you is not on the list of approved –for public-consumption-activities.keep calm

You’re too nasty, Mr. President!

I’m embarrassed by your vicious attacks on the media, Mr. President. They say your base enjoys it, but there are lots of us out here who would find you a lot less offensive if you cut out the media attackisms.

Cut it out, will you, for God’s sake? Rise above your petty indignation. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Have you no shame, Mr. President?

Bullying is not an attractive character trait.

Yesterday, for the first time, out of boredom in the late afternoon, I watched the entire presidential Covid news conference. Nothing prepared me for our president’s nastiness as he went after every reporter who dared to contradict him or ask a question he didn’t like. I was astonished. I was humiliated for the reporters who did their best, keeping their composure and professionalism. I, however, was very angry. What a dick.

Why do the reporters stand for it? Isn’t there a way they can respond to his name calling that would cause our leader to think twice before hitting them below the belt? What would happen if the reporter who was getting dumped on by Trump just walked out of the room? What would happen if their colleagues, in support of them, followed?

That’s probably my pipe dream, something they could lose their jobs for. I just hated to watch them sitting there so helplessly. Can’t the networks back up their employees? I for one, determined I won’t watch it anymore.

This is a plea for decency during a time that is challenging for all of us. Mr. Trump, your behavior leaves me with a bad, very bad, taste in my mouth. You demean us all with your words designed purely to hurt and damage.

Your pettiness is horrifying for a supposed leader of the free world. Your preening, nauseating. Your lack of empathy is astonishing and ultimately quite sad.

A free media is an essential tool for a democracy. A media has a right and obligation to ask questions and insist on getting answers. Listeners to your “news” conference depend on these reporters to help sort out the news in this complicated time. Dissing the reporters disses those of us who have tuned in to get information and ultimately serves no one well, least of all the citizens of the USA.

Please getagrip.

Dianne Vapnek

In an attempt to slow life's quickening pace, I'm writing to share my personal perspective on the aging process, its dilemmas, the humorous self-deception, the insights and the adventure of it all. I spent the bulk of my time in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, but manage to get to NYC a few times times a year. I've been a dancer/dance teacher and dance supporter almost all my life. For the past20years, I help create and produce a month-long creative residency in Santa Barbara for contemporary American choreographers and their dancers. It's been incredibly gratifying. This year, I decided it's time to retire! Big change. I also now spend several weeks a year in Kyoto Japan, residing for several weeks in the spring and the fall. I've been magnetically attracted to Japan for many years. Now I live out a dream to live there part-time.


  • Sheri says:

    Well said!!!!!! He is an embarrassment – and frightening. Sheri

  • Judi Wallner says:

    Dianne, you hit the nail on the head or the stupid ass in the mouth….he is so pathetic really but also unwise and unkind and so dumb. It’s hard to stop as I could go on and on and we all know the same song. Thanks for voicing it for us. Miss you! Judi

    • devapnek says:

      This time I couldn’t keep quiet. So repulsive. Miss you too!!! It’s a strange new world with too few answers.

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