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Dear Mr. Trump,

 

I know you believe yourself to be a man of such importance that you’ve deemed yourself fit to run for presidency. Your slogan is “Make America Great Again!” You like to believe that you will lead us to be a better country when in reality, you’ll be pushing us back farther than your receding, corn husk-like hairline.

 

 

You see, Mr. Trump it costs at least $400 to achieve my skin color year round, and although that might be pocket change to you, it does not mean that people with my skin color are invaluable. My people are not bringing “drugs," “crime," or our “rapists." Wasn’t it two white men that attacked a homeless hispanic man without provocation up in Boston? Don’t they have extensive criminal records? These two are you followers, indicating that your racist remarks toward immigrants was their inspiration. You said that they are “passionate,” but what good is passion when it brings hate? Or how about Craig Stephen Hicks that shot to death three muslim students at UNC Chapel Hill in February 2015? Or the countless cases of police brutality specially aimed against African Americans? What are your thoughts on the Charleston shooting? Why are you not fighting to get rid of these people when they are terrorizing the people within this country far greater than any other immigrant? My people aren’t bringing their worst, they are bringing their hopes. Hope that this country becomes great again through its foundation: immigrants.

 

You say you’re going to build a wall across the Mexican border but you are forgetting that *news flash* white people can be immigrants too. How are you going to keep European immigrants out? Canadians? Indian, Middle Eastern, Russian, African, Western Asians, East Asians etc. etc. etc. Mr. Trump, how are you going to keep the entire world out of the United States? Did you forget that this country is a melting pot of different immigrants that are not of South and Central American descent? You want immigrants to come to this country legally, but you never elaborate on how you are going to do so.

Hear this out Mr. Trump. According to the American Immigration Council, “immigrants are less likely to be criminals than native-born Americans.” Not only that but the Immigration Policy Center states that “crime rates are lower amongst immigrant communities”. Compare that to the 97% of mass-shooters being male, and 79% of them being white.

 

(As if white men needed to be a part of yet another majority)

 

In the third Republican debate when asked about your gun, you said that “Yes, I do carry. On occasion. Sometimes a lot, but I like to be unpredictable.” Unpredictability, when it comes to carrying guns and these statistics, is never a good thing Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump, you may have noticed that although I disagree with your policies, I am still referring to you in a formal manner. That’s because my mother taught me better than to do otherwise. On Oct. 26, 2015 when discussing foreign policy in the middle east and the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, you said "I'll say, 'Hey baby, how ya doing?' I will never call him the Supreme Leader. And I'll get along with him probably. And maybe not. And if he doesn't get along with me, they got problems. We don't." Mr. Trump, the last time I checked, you are not Jay-Z.

At the same event, you said that the US should stop meddling with the middle east and that "With the women over there, they don't have to wear the you-know-what. And then I said, 'Oh well that makes sense. That's nice.' Then, I saw women interviewed. They said, 'We want to wear them. We've worn them for a thousand years. Why would anyone tell us not to?' They want to. What the hell are we getting involved for? The fact is it's easier. You don't have to put on make-up. Look how beautiful everyone looks. Wouldn't it be easier if "mwah"? Right? Wouldn't that be easy? I tell you if I was a woman - "mwah" - I'm ready darling. Let's go."

Mr. Trump I am sorry that you are so ignorant that you do not understand the cultural and religious factors behind burqas, hijabs and niqabs, better known to you as the “you-know-what’s." I’m sorry that you don’t understand that women can wear makeup even with the “you-know-what”s. And they SLAY.

 

 

 

Women are not here to please men aesthetically. They are not here to be classified as “trophy wives” or the nannies to your now-grown children. Women do not succeed only because of their sex appeal because fun fact, they earn jobs because they work hard, if not harder than you.  

Speaking of working hard, I do not think you comprehend what starting from the bottom really means. As far as I’m concerned, the 40 million Americans in student debt did not start out with a $1 million given to them by daddy. If this were the case, then oh man that number would be non-existent. If that were the case then the easy access to education would really make America great again! Unfortunately, it’s not.

Mr. Trump, all you seem to understand is what it’s like to be a white man with money and power - you do not understand what it’s like to be an American. You are not fit to “Make America Great Again.”

 
Jessica is a Theatre Major with a concentration in Costume Design. Although design is her passion, she loves writing and is so glad to be a part of Her Campus VCU. She hopes you enjoy her writing as much as she enjoys writing it.
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