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Open Letter To (those who intend to vote) Donald Trump.





Open Letter to Donald Trump:
Mr. Trump,
I try my hardest not to be political. I’ve refused to interview several of your fellow candidates. I didn’t want to risk any personal goodwill by appearing to take sides in a contentious election. I thought: ‘Maybe the timing is not right.’ But I realize now that there is no correct time to oppose violence and prejudice. The time is always now. Because along with millions of Americans, I’ve come to realize that opposing you is no longer a political decision. It is a moral one. 
I’ve watched you retweet racist images. I’ve watched you retweet racist lies. I’ve watched you take 48 hours to disavow white supremacy. I’ve watched you joyfully encourage violence, and promise to ‘pay the legal fees’ of those who commit violence on your behalf. I’ve watched you advocate the use of torture and the murder of terrorists’ families. I’ve watched you gleefully tell stories of executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood. I’ve watched you compare refugees to ‘snakes,’ and claim that ‘Islam hates us.’ 
I am a journalist, Mr. Trump. And over the last two years I have conducted extensive interviews with hundreds of Muslims, chosen at random, on the streets of Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. I’ve also interviewed hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees across seven different countries. And I can confirm— the hateful one is you. 
Those of us who have been paying attention will not allow you to rebrand yourself. You are not a ‘unifier.’ You are not ‘presidential.’ You are not a ‘victim’ of the very anger that you’ve joyfully enflamed for months. You are a man who has encouraged prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power. And though your words will no doubt change over the next few months, you will always remain who you are. 
Sincerely,
Brandon Stanton



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Brandon Stanton is the Humans of New York creator. In the letter posted to social media on Monday, 32-year-old Stanton summed up the many issues he has with the Republican presidential frontrunner, notably his controversial remarks about Muslims, immigrants and refugees.
     The current election campaign has got to be the most interest in recent history. While I feel somewhat dubious of Hilary Clinton becoming the next US president, I wonder at the people, especially coloured people to support Trump. I nearly gagged when I heard Ben Carson endorsed him. I shook my head when Stacey Dash went on her blog to "defend" Trump some days ago, but that one seems to have had a brain washed with bleach! Recently I got into a debate with an intelligent nigerian whose mantra has become "Trump for President". 

When I said Nah

He asked Why not?

Well you've read the open letter above? That's why not and yet that's not even the half of it!

I understand that some worry that America has become way too liberal and a Democratic government might make things even worse, that might be so but Donald Trump is no conservative! I believe, like some of his loyalists point out, that he is a shrewd, astute and extremely sucessful business man. Truly, he is all of that, but a Leader he isn't!


Who do you think should win the next U.S. Presidential elections?
 

Comments

  1. Anybody but not Trump.I admire his business skills but that man his a racist..I can't imagine if he becomes president and decides to send all Nigerians back home..Hian!!that man is cray..TNHW

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  2. Loads of kisses to that guy for that letter.

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  3. Who are those people supporting Trump?Voting for him? America is still full of racists and Trump is pulling them out from all the corners they've been hiding. MOMENT OF TRUTH.

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  4. I would have preferred bernie saanders. He seems to hsve his head well screwed. Hillary also isnt a bad choice. I just have issues with all the republican candidates but Trump isnt a leader just a bully

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  5. I would have preferred bernie saanders. He seems to hsve his head well screwed. Hillary also isnt a bad choice. I just have issues with all the republican candidates but Trump isnt a leader just a bully

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  6. Some reckon Trump isn't shrewd, astute or a successful business man. Trump came into wealth majorly through family inheritance and many times went into bankruptcy. Some reports assert that if had invested his inherited wealth in the stock market, his current net worth would be twice better off.

    That said, I'd want the democratic presidential front-runner to win, preferably Hilary Clinton. (Though, I heard she's extremely tough on her subordinates and isn't much endeared to them). If she wins, President Bill Clinton would be the first first husband!

    PS: where is Kabuoy and Sunshine? haven't seen their comments in recent times.

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  7. Lol,all over the Internet,Nigerians don't want Trump to win cos he wld send Nigerians back "home"? Yet we Nigerians remind ourselves who owns what parts in Nig (and thus shld show respect to the "host").
    We wld all be fine...

    Quick question,what exactly is wrong with coming home?

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    1. No electricity. No fuel to buy. The life here is harsh. Im scared of the health care system. Many things are wrong with home...

      Im just saying...cos you asked.

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    2. For once Kon forgot to add "Peace". Bros na so the level horror reach for you?

      Nigerians have always been grossly interested in American politics ever since I can remember, even to the extent of starting up something like a pet project; "Africa for Obama" in 2008. Ofcourse he embarrassed them when he publicly denied any knowledge or involvement with the project. Hundreds of millions of naira gone with the wind. Now it's Trump. If he's not sending our brethren home, he's a Racist, he's undiplomatic, he hates press, he degrades women, he's this and that...all mostly from Nigerians' views.

      Nothing is wrong with coming home Sasha Bone. Everything that is wrong with us was/is caused by us and can only be fixed by us. Afterall we're not the only country in the world with vast ethnic and religious diversity, and those who thrive in this state don't have numerous heads on their shoulders.

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  8. I love Brandon's open letter. I wish Nigerian youths would write open letters in such respectful yet firm manner.

    I hope Hillary wins. She may be tough on her subordinates (most women leaders tend to be) but who else aside Hillary?

    -F

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