Dear Mike Pence, Congressional Republicans, Trump Aides, Evangelical Christian Leaders, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner,
I am writing to tell you that you are all spineless fools.
All of this is your fault.
I am angry at you most of all because I don’t believe any of you are true believers.
You know better. You are smart. You are educated. You are well-read. Many of you claim to be people of great moral character. You are not suspected of having a personality disorder. Most of the time, you demonstrate that you know the difference between a fact and a falsehood. Several of you are such “devout Christians” and supporters of “family values.” You allowed this to happen anyway.
You allowed Donald Trump, a man manifestly unfit for the presidency in terms of intellect, temperament, education and character, to become the leader of the free world. You knew he was unfit, but you supported him publicly. You encouraged others to vote for him.
While you publicly denounced each racist, vulgar statement, you still fell in line behind him. Even though you knew what was true, you refused to dispute his outright lies during the campaign, and you’re not disputing them now.
You have supported the orange goon, and are continuing to back him, out of absolutely shameless self-interest. You make me sick.
You’re continuing to fall in line because you’re enthralled with the power he has given to you.
You’re backing Trump’s signature proposals (even ones you had previously denounced) — the wall, the Muslim ban, the refugee ban, the deportation force. They are no longer just talk – they have been put in motion this week with your support.
You’re twisting Scripture to support his most egregious policies.
You’re even backing Trump about stupid things that everyone knows are lies, like his inauguration crowd. You’re letting Steve Bannon run things, for crying out loud. And you appear to be fine with it.
What happens next will be on you.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Donald Trump is a terrible person and absolutely one of the worst things that could happen to America. But I truly believe that he has a personality disorder, some type of dementia, or both. I think he is unwell.
But, enablers – you are not. Mentally you appear to be doing just fine, though I hope you are having trouble sleeping at night. You deserve it.
Rest assured, I will not forget, and I suspect many others won’t either.
Ivanka, I won’t buy your clothes or read your book. I won’t look at pictures or watch videos of your family. You, your husband and your dad use the kids as props, anyway.
Evangelical leaders, I am no longer going to an evangelical church partly because of my disgust with you.
Congressional Republicans, I promise to work every day between now and 2018/2020 to get your opponents elected.
I will resist the Trump regime every day of the next four years.
Last thing: History will not judge you kindly. Remember that.
(Left-of-center, white, middle-class Christian public school teacher from Georgia who is mad as hell)