Karen Fencil: Not at all presidential

By Signal Contributor

Last update: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Editor’s note: The following open letter to President Trump was submitted for publication in The Signal.

Dear President Trump,

So far, in your two weeks of presidency, you have signed a lot of executive orders, alienated some of our closest allies, thrown our immigration services into chaos, banned a class of people, and failed to divest your investments, which is flaunting our laws.

In other words, you are not acting like the president of a democracy. A democratic president thinks about people other than himself. A democratic president listens to a variety of advisers, not just people who agree with him.

A democratic president treats the leaders of other countries with respect. Lastly, a democratic president appoints people to office who are competent and who reflect the composition of the country.

In a democracy, for example, the White House press secretary does not blatantly lie to the press and then accuse the media of bias.

The administration’s representatives don’t make up things like “alternative facts.” A fact is a fact; there is no alternative. If you are afraid of the facts, then you are doing something wrong.

Mr. Trump, you are not acting like the president of a democratic country. You are acting like a dictator. You have no concept of what it means to be our president.

You need to resign before you are impeached. I will not be sorry to see you go.

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Karen Fencil: Not at all presidential

Editor’s note: The following open letter to President Trump was submitted for publication in The Signal.

Dear President Trump,

So far, in your two weeks of presidency, you have signed a lot of executive orders, alienated some of our closest allies, thrown our immigration services into chaos, banned a class of people, and failed to divest your investments, which is flaunting our laws.

In other words, you are not acting like the president of a democracy. A democratic president thinks about people other than himself. A democratic president listens to a variety of advisers, not just people who agree with him.

A democratic president treats the leaders of other countries with respect. Lastly, a democratic president appoints people to office who are competent and who reflect the composition of the country.

In a democracy, for example, the White House press secretary does not blatantly lie to the press and then accuse the media of bias.

The administration’s representatives don’t make up things like “alternative facts.” A fact is a fact; there is no alternative. If you are afraid of the facts, then you are doing something wrong.

Mr. Trump, you are not acting like the president of a democratic country. You are acting like a dictator. You have no concept of what it means to be our president.

You need to resign before you are impeached. I will not be sorry to see you go.

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  • Brian Baker

    LOL.

    Substitute “Obozo” for “Trump”, and pretty much all the same accusations can be made. Where did all these lefties come up with their new-found sanctimony?

    • Castaic Clay

      From listening to you

    • Ron Bischof

      It’s pulled from their…

      • Ron Bischof

        … situational ethics.

      • Brian Baker

        LOL…… yeah.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Not at all presidential,”
    Also not a man of integrity,morals, ethics, compassion, empathy etc. etc. etc.!!!!!!!!!!

    BRAVO TO YOU KAREN FOR AN OUTSTANDING TRUTHFUL LTE.!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lois eisenberg

    trump’s trash talk on judges is disgraceful !!!!!!
    Even Neil Gorsuch chimed in saying that the trash talk is demoralizing and disheartening!!!!!!!

  • lois eisenberg

    “trump you are not acting like the president of a democratic country. You are acting like a dictator. You have no concept of what it means to be our president.”
    Well put Karen and so true !!!!!!!

  • Gil Mertz

    The irrational comments from this letter would be so easy to refute but anyone who thinks the president should be impeached after just two weeks in office would not be swayed by actual facts. Just more childish ramblings from a traumatized Democrat that can’t accept that America chose Trump over continuing the failed policies of Obama or the hopelessly corrupt candidacy of Hillary Clinton. The amusement never stops!

    For a special treat, check out Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi’s most recent babbling on youtube. Type in Maxine Waters, invasion of Korea, sit back and laugh. They’re priceless!

  • lois eisenberg

    “In rare bipartisan move, Kellyanne Conway may face a federal ethics inquiry”
    The barracuda has finally been caught with her big mouth remarks !!!!!!
    ” Just more childish ramblings” FROM THE KELLYANNE’S PLAY BOOK,
    but this one can get her into a lot of trouble !!!!!!!!

    • Gil Mertz

      Kellyanne Conway’s crime was to encourage people to buy products from Ivanka Trump. OMG…Lock her up!!!

      But if Hillary Clinton uses a private email server, lies about terrorists attacks, directs millions of dollars into a private account while serving as Secretary of State, you say….

      ……………………..nothing.

      • Ron Bischof

        But… but… but… conflict of interest!

        In other news, Clinton Foundation donations fall precipitously.

        • Gil Mertz

          There’s no more influence for the Clintons to trade for donations.

          And isn’t it interesting how the far-left is suddenly concerned about the Constitution in their defense of illegal aliens?

          • Ron Bischof

            Constitutional interest is a temporary convenience. “Progressives” have mostly been trying to work around it since before the turn of the last century.

            I’m old enough to remember when they were slagging the Electoral College part of the Constitution.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Bombshell Report Suggests Trump’s National Security Adviser Is Dishonest and a Threat to US Policy” LOCK HIM UP !!!!!!
    “He also may not be very bright.”

  • lois eisenberg

    “In rare bipartisan move, Kellyanne Conway may face a federal ethics inquiry”
    LOCK HER UP !!!!!!

  • lois eisenberg

    “trump you are not acting like the president of a democratic country. You are acting like a dictator. You have no concept of what it means to be our president.”
    LOCK HIM UP !!!!!!

  • Bill Reynolds

    In other words, President Trump should travel abroad and apologize to foreign leaders, avoid protecting America’s sovereignty, continue allowing businesses to flee our shores, and continue ignoring our enemies. Wouldn’t be prudent…. notagonna doit.

  • Gil Mertz

    Where was Karen when Obama was sending $150-billion to the world’s leading sponsor of terror even as they were shouting “Death to America!” or when Obama was doing the wave at a baseball game next to a murderous dictator? Yep…real presidential.

    • AdolphOliverMuff

      That was Iran’s money they had paid us many years ago for defense products that we never delivered. You didn’t know that? You thought it was a handout?

  • lois eisenberg

    trump’s travel ban marked the first high-level loss for a new administration,
    which has inflicted major chaos to Washington and itself.!!! LOCK HIM UP !!!!

    • Gil Mertz

      The only chaos is coming from embittered leftists and the left-wing media. Normal people are disgusted by the endless protests and want to focus on solving real problems in America. The more your side whines Lois, the more it actually helps Trump. Keep it up!

      • Ron Bischof

        It has nothing to do with Trump, Gil. It’s a permanent disconnect from reality powered by ideology.

        A couple of quotes form prior incarnations:

        LADIMAS: Posted: October 6, 2013 6:31 p.m.

        “Democrats could take back the House in 2014.”

        “Anything is possible but the probability is low while Obama is President.” – Me

        The probability is that the Democrats will take back the house because Obama is President, and they will take back the house because the GOP is doing sooooooooooooooooo badly”

        “2014 and 2016 . . . tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . goes the clock .”

        projalice11: Posted: April 11, 2015 7:53 p.m.

        Here’s another prediction : HILLARY 2016-2020***

        • Gil Mertz

          Today’s Democrats, Schumer/Pelosi & Co are the best thing that could happen for Republicans. They just keep digging and digging themselves deeper in the hole. The frustrating thing about Trump is how he keeps giving his enemies ammunition. He appoints a stellar judge for the Supreme Court only to follow up by trashing judges – which becomes the headline. If he had a better filter for his comments and tweets, he’d be soaring in the polls.

  • lois eisenberg

    What is so disgraceful is that the Republican leadership is going along with trump’s
    appalling behavior ??????

    They are cabal’s in every sense of the word !!!!!!! LOCK THEM UP !!!!!

  • lois eisenberg

    “There has never been a single elected official in this country who has ever said and done what President Trump has said and done to women, Muslims, Latinos, African-Americans, refugees, immigrants, the disabled and others.” LOCK HIM UP !!!!!!

    • Ron Bischof

      – Shaun King, Senior Justice Writer for the NY Daily News

      http://www.complex.com/life/2016/01/shaun-king-black-lives-matter/

      Over the past few days, the Obamas and the Clintons have made a series of statements on why the Democratic Party lost the presidential election to Donald Trump. The statements, if anything, reveal what happens when politicians are isolated from the American public for so long. While some nuggets of truth could be found there — by and large they all severely miss the mark on how and why Hillary Clinton lost. Instead of looking internally at mistakes they made, they continue to look outward — casting blame on anybody and everybody but themselves.

      Both Bill and Hillary have blamed the loss on the FBI. While this is becoming a popular trope among the Democratic establishment, it’s a terrible excuse for Hillary’s loss. First off, the FBI investigation into the Clinton email mess was admittedly a bit of a public fiasco, but Hillary has openly admitted that she mismanaged the safety and security of her emails. In spite of it all, for months on end, Clinton denied violating any policies or laws — when the investigation revealed that she actually violated them repeatedly. She has to own her primary role in that debacle. Secondly, this is Obama’s FBI.

      After first putting some of the blame on a mix of media mistreatment and Russian interference, President Obama has finally started to suggest that the Clinton campaign made a mistake by failing to properly campaign outside of America’s largest city centers. While this gets closer to owning the problem, even it does not honestly diagnose the real failures of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party.

      Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate to run against Donald Trump. Of course the Obama and Clinton families will never say this, but she was. I honestly believe that she may have been the only leading Democrat that Donald Trump could’ve beaten. Next to him, she was among the least popular politicians to ever run for president. Her weaknesses and challenges counterbalanced those of Trump time after time after time. Trump is a rich, unethical liar with major character problems. To beat him, you run the opposite of that. Clinton, true or not, was not seen as the opposite, but the Democratic equivalent.

      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/king-obama-clintons-no-idea-dems-lost-election-article-1.2916282

      • Gil Mertz

        Interesting article, Ron. The Russian conspiracy has become the left’s version of the birther theory. It’s astounding how Democrats and the media have never cared about the corruption, collusion, and deception that was exposed by Wikileaks, only the embarrassment of getting caught. By blaming the evil Russians, it allowed them to distract people from the corruption inside the DNC and their media allies and focus only on Putin and his alleged ties with Trump. The left has been doing this for years. They are masters of deceit.

        • Ron Bischof

          My main purpose in sharing it is to demonstrate how selective Ms. Eisenberg is in her unattributed source quotations, Gil.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Not fake news: Trump has reportedly selected one of his friends to be our ambassador to Austria, in part, because he loves “The Sound of Music” so much.”
    NOW IS THAT PRESIDENTIAL ?

    • Gil Mertz

      I’m always proud that I’m not a Democrat but I’m especially thankful these days. What a miserable existence to wake every morning with nothing but bitterness, fear, and hate. And this goes on every day, day in and day out. What an awful life.

      • lois eisenberg

        “What a miserable existence to wake every morning with nothing but bitterness, fear, and hate. And this goes on every day, day in and day out. What an awful life.”

        They are trying to get trump treated for this !!!!!!!!!!

        • Ron Bischof

          No, Ms. Eisenberg, that’s all you.

          Every day you wake up and check the “news” from Alternet, MoveOn, MotherJones, LDN, DNC communiques, etc. about events 2,000 miles away and decide what kind of cut and paste permanent outrage day you’re going to have.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvGmOZ5T6_Y

          • lois eisenberg

            GET USED TO IT !!!!!!!!!!

          • Ron Bischof

            Declined. And I will continue to point out mediocrity and lack of critical thinking.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns”

    THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF CLEARING THE SWAMP !!!!!!

    NOW LOCK HIM UP !!!!!!

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