Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

An Open Memo for Citizen Trump

March 5, 2021 --

Please, if anyone else  decides to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, please don't mock a challenger, don't ridicule, don't demean.

As for your campaign appearances, if any, don't speak as long as you spoke in your CPAC appearances.   And let them be full of fight.  Not reflections, at considerable length, on the past.  If you were to reflect on your first term, you  would have to admit that you misjudged your political enemies.  The proof?  How does a Republican president, with majorities in both houses of Congress get investigated the two years the GOP was in the majority, in House and Senate?  By the time you might have had a clue that your enemies intended to  terminate your first term, Mueller had been seeking your ouster for nearly two years m and when those years were up, you found yourself facing a House with a speaker who intended your impeachment on whatever peg she could grab, and a very short peg it indeed was.

Your return to public life, before CPAC, went on too long -- or, at the very least, dwelled on the wrong subjects: the wall, the covid situation. as examples.  When are you going to start calling The New York Times --The New York Pravda?  

When are you going to cite the disinformation of The New York Pravda on the tragic death of Officer Sicknick as. unfortunately, typical of a paper that delivers All the Anti-Trump Smears it Aims to Print? When are you going to respond to the imperial presidency of Biden? 

Is he ashamed of America, or is it that he hasn't the strength to stand up to European critics of your America First policy?  You are so right that people in foreign lands who put their country first prefer that we put ourselves last -- behind them, for their betterment, not ours.

You are right to stand with the John Does of America.  But why not, then, recur to the language of your speeches from January 2017 - to January 2021 and return to the Frank Capra conservative populist tone in his movies, summarized so well by Sen. Cruz in his CPAC rermarks. We love you in great part because of your willingness to fight not only for us, but with us.  Make America Great again by keeping your tremendous fighting spirit alive. Borrowing from Madison in Federalist No. 57, you nourish America's spirit of liberty as that spirit nourishes you.  God Bless You for Defending the Constitution and the Spirit of American Liberty.