Monday, February 20, 2017
Mr D.J. Trump, President. I am seriously concerned about your sources of information. You have labeled all media as 'Fake News' and an enemy of the American People, yet you seem to use one of the worst offenders - Fox News and who knows what else - for information that you base your comments on that is easily verifiable as FALSE. There are sources of reliable facts that A President of the United States has as their command... and I wish you would use them. It _matters_ whey you say things that make you sound stupid, misled, misinformed, or that you are just mouthing ideas that have no relationship with the Truth. It rained on your Inauguration. The attendance numbers weren't that special. There was no terrorist attack in Sweden. You had one of the lower electoral victories in our history... all this makes your other allegations seem weak. The world has learned that it cannot trust what you think, believe or say. Please, at least, use the true, researched, vetted sources you have at your disposal to at least get the best information possible, not this gossip magazine talking point agenda you are using. I wish you and your family good health. GregRobin Smith
Friday, February 10, 2017
DJ Trump, President. When the President of the United States uses the office to promote personal financial gain for themselves or their family, it is wrong. When the President punishes a business for reducing their interest in one of the family business lines, it is wrong. Please stop trying to exempt yourself from the common practices of the position of the Presidency. Stop berating, scolding, accusing, directing anger at or trying to influence business decisions that benefit your family's businesses. Please stop punishing those you think are harming your family's financial bottom line through your position as President, such as whining about Nordstrom dropping your daughter's fashion line. Our Nation's honest businesses should not fear the personal wrath of our President because of their lawful decisions in how to conduct their affairs. If your staff thinks that your actions and decisions on such things is at all ethical, you are being seriously misinformed. I feel your behavior, for the vast majority of everything you have done, is harming these United States. Please follow the example of our last President who was very careful about such conflicts of interest. Further, release your tax returns and divest yourself from all international investments. Remove yourself completely from your business interests. You are not CEO of just another business, you are the President of the United States. That responsibility is above all other considerations of profit. Prove what you have promised and be a President for all the Citizens of the United States and serve them through following the laws we all must follow and stand with the ethical guidelines long practiced by those who have held that office before you. I wish you and your family good health. GregRobin Smith
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Dear Vice-President Pence. I heard you in a speech state that Americans are pleased with President DJ Trump's decisiveness in establishing a travel ban. I feel compelled to inform you that I feel that the action is rash and helps alienate the largest group of people that are actively working to defeat the work of ISL... that of Muslims the world around who detest ISL and their radical agenda. This Citizen of the United States is not pleased with the wrong-headed decisiveness our present Administration is demonstrating. President Trump's lack of experience in geo-political balance is putting these United States in jeopardy. To please a few short-sighted individuals, he is risking the safety and security of the World, and the United States in particular. I point out that while some do back this action, along with the majority of voters who did _not_ vote for the present Administration, I stand with the majority of Citizens who do not like the direction, decisive or not, that our Administration is heading. Reject these reactionary and dangerous short-sighted goals and support a progressive, inclusive agenda of real diplomacy. I wish you and your family good health. GregRobin Smith
Saturday, February 4, 2017
a variant of my letter to Sen Murray, Sen Cantwell, and Rep. Jayapal. "DJ Trump, President. Dear Sir. I read where you want to end Dodd Frank and remove the rule that makes financial advisors do things only in the best interest of their clients. Am I hearing correctly? You want to erase legislation that was put in place to help avoid the practices that broke our economy - to help you friends. Friends who can't get loans. This looks like a blatant selling out of our country for cronies. Dodd Frank was put into place to stop the financial meltdown we went through from reoccurring. You want to allow that to happen again, so your particular friends can benefit, it seems. This is not how I wish my President to act. Please do all you can to maintain and strengthen laws like Dodd Frank, not weaken good laws to benefit select friends at our Nation's expense. I wish you and your family good health. GregRobin Smith"
Dear Senator Murray. I read where Pres. DJ Trump wants to end Dodd Frank and remove the rule that makes financial advisors do things only in the best interest of their clients. Am I hearing correctly? President DJ Trump wants to erase legislation that was put in place to help avoid the practices that broke our economy - to help his friends. This looks like a blatant selling out of our country for cronies. Our President is selling out of all the things that make These United States a potentially great Nation. Please do all you can to bring this not surprisingly corrupt Administration to account before they tear apart any more of what we hold dear. Thank you for your work. GregRobin Smith
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Mr DJ Trump - President. Sir. Regarding your nominee for The Supreme Court, I encourage you to have a very public, balanced roundtable* as to why - despite the recent nomination of Merrick Garland and the subsequent denial of any hearing on him by the Republican Congress - your candidate should be given a more civil reception. You have claimed a mandate of 'doing things differently'. I would like the political reality explained to the world as to why President Obama's rightful nominee could not get vote from Congress, and now why yours will. Those who denied Judge Garland from getting a hearing should be made to account. They should have to explain how that did not violate their oaths of office. Your support of this roundtable would show how much of a gamechanger you could be. If there is no accounting, if it is just a matter of 'we don't have to explain our hypocrisy because we don't have to', then our political structure will be proven as 'more of the same' and be a great disappointment to all of us who want to see a different more responsible government in these United States. I wish you and your family good health. GregRobin Smith * A Roundtable would feature respected journalists, and members of Congress with perspective on US nominations to the Supreme Court and to the Nomination and Hearing procedures normally practiced.