I just want to be clear about a few things on this “historic” day. I want to be clear that I didn’t vote for him. I do not approve of his rhetoric, his racism, his misogyny, his sexism, or his blatant hatred.
I want to be clear that I do not approve of his dirty tactics and his complete disregard for the “little people.” Nor do I approve of his complete lies and empty promises. By this, I mean the following:
I want to be clear that I do not approve of his humiliating behavior toward women and mentally disabled individuals. I don’t approve of his vilification of the Muslim community or his complete disregard of people of color.
I want to be clear that I am completely disgusted at his blatant cruelty, his lack of compassion, and his lack of simple decency.
I also want to be clear that, as a Christian, I don’t believe he has faith in a higher power other than his own and I will not be fooled by this wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing.
Finally, I want to be clear that I am disgusted at his complete disrespect for his predecessors. He spoke of them with such disappointment while they RESPECTFULLY sat there and listened. They smiled, they shook your hand, and they congratulated you on your achievements, yet you spit in their face with your speech.
For the last two months, I have had a photo on my Facebook that says “Not My President.” I do not regret having it on there. In many ways, I continue to feel this way. The fact of the matter is, you are my President, whether I like it or not. I will give you the respect that you POSITION deserves. But I want to be abundantly clear, I DO NOT TRUST YOU!
Trust has to be earned. And you have a lot of work to do to earn it. I know that I am not alone in this feeling. You immaturity and lack of compassion needs to stop. You are now President of the United States. ACT LIKE IT!
I would love nothing more to say I, in four years, that I was wrong. But in order for that to happen, you have to earn it. The majority of this country DID NOT vote for you. The news networks ARE NOT out to get you. You were elected by people that are just like you, rich and powerful men. That’s the only reason you are where you are.
So get to work. Do your job to the best of your ability and do it with America’s best interest in mind, not your own. And I know, people are going to ask, “Did you listen to his speech?” Yes, I did. Every word. And I didn’t believe any of it. Words are only words. It’s the action taken after the words that makes the difference. You are not God and I currently have zero faith in you. Prove yourself.
Congratulations and good luck, Mr. President!
Jordan Zeitler is 33 years old and lives in St. Louis, MO with his partner of 5 years. He enjoys spending time with his children and his friends. As a published writer, he writes short stories, stage plays, and poetry. In his free time, he escapes the real world by watching a lot of movies and TV. He also stays current on all aspects of entertainment news and politics. Jordan also served in the military for 8 years and is an advocate for veteran rights. Jordan has devoted a lot of his time to a small community theater company as the Production Manager. He also started a Youth Theater Program to educate kids about theater, singing, and improvisations. He hopes to someday publish the next great American novel and own a theater company of his own.