U.S. President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo)
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Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to President Trump and copied to The Signal for publication.

Within about three weeks of your presidency, you have signed executive orders and presidential memorandums addressing trade, jobs, defunding international abortions and reversing failed policies of the previous administration.

You are keeping your campaign promises to keep America safe, and you yank unaffordable health care and insurance from the jaws of the lies about Obamacare.

The recent Politco-Morning Consult poll tells that 55 percent (vs. 38 percent) of Americans approved of your temporary travel ban and 47 percent want to cut regulations (vs. 33 percent who don’t).

You have met with and/or spoken with world leaders to forge relationships on behalf of America, including welcoming Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Thank you for your sage picks of capable people to form your Cabinet. The diversity of your choices is to be applauded.

You have selected Nikki Haley (Indian-American) for UN Ambassador, Elaine Chao (Chinese-American) as Transportation Secretary and Dr. Ben Carson (African-American) to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with Ms. Seema Verma (Indian-American) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. George Conway (Filipino descent) is considered for solicitor general.

The criticisms of school choice advocate Betsy DeVoss for education secretary for allegedly having no “educational experience” ring hollow.

The California intellectuals chose Janet Napolitano to be the head of the state’s entire UC system. She clearly was without “educational experience.”

You are a proven business man, and what bigger business is there than running America’s government?

Nearly 63 million people voted for you who are thoroughly relieved with your win and so grateful for the break in America’s nose-dive of the past eight years.

Thank you, Mr. President.

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  • Brian Baker

    I’m with you, Betty.

    • Notfromthisplanet

      Clearly Betty is clueless and so are you. Continue living in your own bubble, disconnected completely from the rest of the world.

  • Shecky

    That’s why we voted for him. He’s not a career politician and he doesn’t want to fail. He said what he’d do if he got elected and the liberals are going crazy because that’s exactly what he’s doing.

    Hey all you dingbats protesting out there, stay out of the street….we’re not impressed.

  • lois eisenberg

    “A thanks to Trump,” and I say no thanks for the chaos !!!!

  • sf

    Narissistic nut job. Unstable indecorous scary man. With exception of two generals appointees are either unqualified like Energy, Education, EPA,HUD or foxy bankers watchinh the chickens. Not sure what movie you’re watching. Buckle up.

    • Gil Mertz

      Yet another bad day for a bitter left-winger. You’ve got at least another four years of misery sf and with his popular achievements among the normal people of America, it’s likely going to be eight years of galling hate you’ll be choking on. Buckle up. HA!

      • Sloan Norwich

        Galling hate!
        Bitter!
        Choking!
        Wow!
        So!
        Very!
        Dramatic!
        Now!

        • Gil Mertz

          What a miserable existence that must be. And for eight more years!

          • surferpl

            Maybe 6 months.

          • Gil Mertz

            If you’re having a meltdown over President Trump’s electoral count, I can only imagine how enraged you must have been when Obama deliberately and repeatedly lied about the nation’s healthcare or the murder of four Americans in a terrorist attack.

            Perspective surepi.

          • Notfromthisplanet

            Hilary won the popular vote, of course.

          • Gil Mertz

            In 6 months Trump and the GOP Congress will have a new Supreme Court Justice in place, the job market booming, the stock market soaring, Obamacare being repealed and replaced, ISIS being destroyed, and the illegal immigration problem getting resolved. And you’ll still be calling for Trump’s impeachment. Sooooooo funny! It must totally suck to be a Trump hater these days.

          • Stacy Cona

            Agreed

      • surferpl

        #45 has thee *lowest* approval rating of any chief executive in modern times. He is so mentally unstable that the entire world now looks down on him in fear of what he will do. He has just spent $10-million for a weekend at his own resort probably, once again, violating the Emoluments Clause (an impeachable offense), has said he will use National Guard units to round up the undocumented and has reversed himself with one week of issuing the statement, has had his executive order regarding the registration of Muslims turned down in the courts (if he had actually read the Constitution he would’ve known the First Amendment wouldn’t allow that), and he’s simply so narcissistic he’s holding another “rally” to be adored by his undereducated “normal people.” All the while holding journalists responsible for “fake news” when they are the ONLY ones, thank G-d, holding up our democracy by simply reporting what he has done and said a la this between the orange man and NBC’s Peter Alexander: “You said today that you had the biggest electoral margin since Ronald
        Reagan, with 304, 306 electoral votes. In fact, president Obama got
        365,” Alexander said. “President Obama 332, and George H.W. Bush 426,
        when he won as president. So why should should Americans trust…“I was given that information, I don’t know,” Trump interrupted. “I was
        just given that information. It was a very, very big margin.” The man is a liar AND a traitor and I give him — tops — six months.

        • Gil Mertz

          OMG….not the Emoluments Clause!

          surfpi, it’s time you got a new tin foil hat. The one you’re wearing is squeezing your brain. But please keep the crazy comments coming as they are highly entertaining.

          • surferpl

            That’s the kind of response made by someone stunned by facts.

          • lois eisenberg

            BINGO !!!!!

          • Gil Mertz

            Facts surepl? Really?

            Fact: Trump spent campaign money for his Florida trip. Hardly treason.

            Fact: The National Guard story spread by the AP has been denied and debunked by every agency involved, not just the White House.

            Fact: Trump’s executive order did not impact people from more than 40 Muslim-dominated countries.

            Fact: The First Amendment says nothing about immigration.

            Fact: Barack Obama did more campaign rallies than any other president in history. According to CBS News, at least one a week during his first term! Geez…talk about narcissistic!

            Fact: Wikileaks proved that members of the media were in collusion with the DNC. Several of their stories have been proven to be fake such as the National Guard fantasy. Trump haters just want to believe these lies so in their minds, they’re true.

            You need to stop believing what they’re spoon feeding you over at MSNBC and get the REAL facts. But your rants are fun to read.

          • Notfromthisplanet

            Trump has contact with the Russians, he cabinet is full of billionaires and only think of their pockets and not the American people, trump does not care about the American people, he is not making America safe by banning the the muslims from entering this country. He has banned, lawyers, doctors, engineers, students and many educated people. There is no evidence of any terror attacks from anyone from those countries, but he has left out Egyipt, Saudi Arabia and many others. Why Saudi Arabia, because he has trump towers there. Its personal interest of course, whatever benefits trump. The healthcare reform, as the popularity grows and dont forget so many people have benefited from this healthcare including the ones that have a pre existing condition. Trump every day is still connected to his business which is a conflict of interest. He has 41 lawsuits pending against him, including sexually molesting a 13 year old girl. He is the worst president in history. This country is not authoritarian, but trump wants to make America one. He is not president and will never be.

        • lois eisenberg

          Surferpl WOW where have you been ?

      • Notfromthisplanet

        Who do you consider normal people of America? The white population? You obviously think against minorities, just like your role model trump. This man is a complete disaster, corrupt, embarrassment to the entire world.

  • lois eisenberg

    “Thank you for your sage picks of capable people to form your Cabinet. The diversity of your choices is to be applauded.”

    Prove to the American people that any members of the cabinet of
    “having or exhibiting a capacity for discernment and the intelligent application of knowledge,” or “exercising or involving sound judgement,” or shows any compassion
    or empathy for the down ridden,” and who “persist in tormenting or harassing another.!!

  • lois eisenberg

    To the one’s that like the “lie preachers” lies here is another one to add to the hundreds or maybe thousands of the ” lie preachers” lies !!!!

    trump said he had the biggest electoral margin since Ronald Reagan, with 304, 306 electoral votes. In fact, president Obama got 365,” “President Obama 332, and George H.W. Bush 426″

  • lois eisenberg

    Trump Somehow Manages To Insult Women While Unveiling A plane !!
    Here we go again !!!!!

  • Gil Mertz

    CNN’s top headline today reads: “Trump gets what he wants in Florida: Campaign-level adulation”

    For his first four years, Barack Obama campaigned an average of one day a week. Talk about a narcissistic nut job. And yet, CNN said………….((((nothing))))……….about Obama’s need for campaign level adulation.

    According to the CNN reporter, all that was accomplished in Trump’s first month was being overturned by the 9th Circus Court and Flynn’s resignation. Funny Betty, CNN did not mention one thing from your impressive list. What a worthless network.

  • Linda Lott

    Lost the popular vote and has the lowest approval rating for a new president in decades – 38%. Spends 3 weekends in a row at Mar-a-lago and we get to pay for his sons to go do family business in Dubai.

    Talks about North Korea testing missiles and strategizes with Prime Minister Abe in an open air venue while waiters are clearing and serving and patrons are seated nearby (nice National Security there).

    His Defense Secretary had to resign due to conversations with Russian ambassador about sanctions prior to inauguration. Nominee for Labor Secretary had to withdraw after concerns about domestic abuse surfaced. Education Secretary never went to public school, never sent her children to public school, not a teacher (but a multi-million dollar contributor) and has no education experience.

    While his wife and son enjoy life in Trump Tower the taxpayers get to spend millions of $$ for their protection and he gets to wander the halls of the White House.

  • Linda Lott

    Lost the popular vote and has the lowest approval rating for a new president in decades – 38%. Spends 3 weekends in a row at Mar-a-lago and we get to pay for his sons to go do family business in Dubai.
    Talks about North Korea testing missiles and strategizes with Prime Minister Abe in an open air venue while waiters are clearing and serving and patrons are seated nearby (nice National Security there).
    His National Security Advisor had to resign due to conversations with Russian ambassador about sanctions prior to inauguration. Nominee for Labor Secretary had to withdraw after concerns about domestic abuse surfaced. Education Secretary never went to public school, never sent her children to public school, not a teacher (but a multi-million dollar contributor) and has no education experience.
    While his wife and son enjoy life in Trump Tower the taxpayers get to spend millions of $$ for their protection and he gets to wander the halls of the White House.

    • Gil Mertz

      More selective outrage from the Obama loyalists.

      Lots of hate there, Linda. How are you going to make it for the next eight years?

      • Linda Lott

        If you consider “hate” to be pointing out facts – not #alternativefacts – then you are really changing the definition of “hate”. I will survive this Administration with the knowledge that the majority of Americans did not vote for him and do not support his agenda. The majority of Americans were smart enough to see through the lies and alternative facts he presented.

        • Gary Bierend

          Linda, do you how much Obama’s many vacations cost taxpayers? Do you think that money was wasted as well?

          • Gil Mertz

            Fair question Gary but Democrats are never held to the same standard as Republicans. When Trump makes a gaff about electoral votes, the left has a meltdown and think he should be impeached! When Obama deliberately lies about health care or terrorist attacks, they actually defend him. Their perverted sense of integrity is entirely based on if there’s a (R) or a (D) next to their name. Pretty sick.

          • charlesmauricedetallyrand

            Whataboutism is an old soviet rhetorical device used to distract and steer a narrative away from the issue at hand. I’d suggest you look it up, it’s something I’ve noticed you consistently do often when there is criticism regarding Trump. Now I can agree sometimes it’s relevant, however Clinton lost the election, Obama isn’t president any longer. Trump has some very large problems at hand. He’s the one in the office now, it’s his issues that are relevant now.

          • Gil Mertz

            Where were you the last eight years Charlie? Your side blamed Bush for every obvious flaw of Obama. You and your comrades are the last people on earth to be lecturing anyone else about whataboutism.

            I’ve been plenty critical of Trump. I just can’t allow the overwhelming hypocrisy to go unchecked as your last post illustrated.

          • charlesmauricedetallyrand

            I don’t understand how you think arguing such a thing works in your favor?
            So because others did it then it’s acceptable to do now? If you feel it’s wrong then don’t do it. And for the record for someone who certainly gets upset a lot about name calling you have no qualms in quickly resorting to doing so (“you and your comrades”). I think you might want to take a closer look at the definition of hypocrisy.

          • Gil Mertz

            Don’t need to look it up as long as I have your posts, Charlie.

            If you’ve got a specific example I’d be happy to respond. Your generalities are useless.

          • charlesmauricedetallyrand

            I don’t think referring to the left with the label of comrades will be serving you very well in the next coming months. Would you like me to refer to you as you and your brown shirts or is that intentionally divisive, insulting, and childish? I actually don’t doubt that you care about this country.

          • Gil Mertz

            You’re correct, Charlie. I stand corrected. Have a good day and a great week!

          • Gary Bierend

            charlesmauricedetallyrand, when you accused Gil and I of “whataboutism”, you made sure to mention it was originally used by the Soviets. How is that any different than referring to someone as “comrade”?

          • lois eisenberg

            BINGO Charles

          • lois eisenberg

            “Whataboutism is an old soviet rhetorical device used to distract and steer a narrative away from the issue at hand.”
            A perfect analogy of the posters in disagreement.
            This is now and donald’s issues are now, and “it’s his issues that
            are relevant now”

          • Fluff

            I love how Regressives demonize Russia but turn a blind eye to the Islamic leaders (who call for the worst human rights violations on the planet) that Barry was so fond of catering to.

          • Notfromthisplanet

            Do you know how much it costs to protect trump and his wife and kids who decided they didn’t want to be in the white house!!!!!!! Much more than any president we have protected! Just an example, $183 million a year for the trump tower only for his wife and kid, this doesn’t include protecting trump yet. It cost $97 million to protect Obama during his entire time in the office.

        • lois eisenberg

          BINGO,BINGO,BINGO

        • Gil Mertz

          Your post was dripping with hate, Linda. If you and your fellow Trump haters said just a fraction of the same things about Obama, you’d be labeled as a racist. Yes, Clinton won the popular vote thanks almost entirely to California but poll after poll shows that Americans are supporting Trump’s agenda despite what you’re swallowing at CNN and the rest of the media rags. Americans were so sick of Obama’s agenda that they have given the GOP the House, the Senate, and now the White House. Not since the days of Watergate has one party been so punished and rejected by voters. Try to keep up with the facts.

          • Notfromthisplanet

            And Gil, the proud trump supporter, how much are you going to put towards the wall, building the wall, cause Mexico is not going to pay for it and should not pay for it. This is the nonsense of this stupid so called president who thinks he will stop people from coming in, even though studies after studies show the dramatic decrease of people coming in through the border.

        • Fluff

          Where was your ability to see facts when Obama was in power? I can understand it this election was your wake up call but it still seems so silly listening to people nit pick about Trump and work themselves into hysteria when so many dangerous things were going on under Obama. Any thoughts on what Hillary did to Libya?

  • lois eisenberg

    “Donald appears to have made up Sweden terror attack”
    “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”
    PUFF THE EVIL DRAGON !!!!!

    • Fluff

      Have you taken a good look at Sweden – or any European country that has allowed the Islamic invasion? Thank God Trump is not allowing it here. Wake up!

  • lois eisenberg

    Linda I would like to add to your posts:

    “In the alarming month since Donald took office, it has become clear, if it were not already, that Trump is dishonest, unprepared and undisciplined. His presidency poses an enormous risk to the country — to its safety, standing in the world and relations with allies, just for a start”

  • lois eisenberg

    The puppet Pence has once again bailed out donald on the NATO issue after donald
    dismissed it as obsolete !!!!

  • lois eisenberg

    “Donald’s typo habit is inflecting Washington”
    “Remembering spelling?” Neither does Donald.
    Examples:
    Honered, shoker, insticts, unpresidented to just name a few !!!!
    “If you can’t figure out the proper arrangements of 26 little letters, what does that say
    about your governing” ?

  • AdolphOliverMuff

    Trump bought a mansion in Palm Beach in 2006 for $40 million. In 2008 a Russian Oligarch trying to ditch some money because of a pending divorce paid Trump $100 million for the same house. I’d be friendly too if I got handed $60 million. Thing is he won’t show his taxes which would verify my statement.

    • Fluff

      Ever looked into the Clinton Foundation?