But today is Sunday, the first day of a whole new week. It’s a day of reflection and a day of looking forward. It’s a day to plan a fresh start. I’ve laid out the steps for you, and it’s fairly simple: only a two-step plan. I’ll call it Contemplation Week.
1. Read something that doesn’t have your name in it or on it. It’s time to take a lesson from U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. “I like learning about something before I talk,” Mattis said. “So let me look into it.” You really need an education, sir. It is well-documented that you don’t respect education or teachers, and it is clear that you have little understanding of American history, geography, science, or the English language. And yet, without a basic understanding of how the world works, how we got to this point in our evolution as human beings and as a global community, and how to communicate with others, it is nearly impossible for you to move forward in any comprehensive and comprehendible way. Your legacy is crumbling, and if you don’t start to act like an educated and mature adult, your country –and your own children– will be left with nothing but gaudy, empty buildings, gilded but irreverent and irrelevant.
2. Find a better role model, and then do what they did. So far in your administration, you have been a Typhoid Mary, creating destruction wherever you go, and refusing to acknowledge your role in any of it or change your behavior in any way. Typhoid Mary never learned. She never accepted responsibility, she changed her name and her story wherever she went to avoid detection, and worse yet, she never did the one simple thing she had to do to stop the destruction she was causing: she never chose to simply wash her hands. You, in your almost six months of office, have followed her model of behavior. You refuse to acknowledge your mistakes, you refuse to be transparent and truthful, and you refuse to take the necessary steps to end the destruction. You have blood on your tiny dirty hands, Mr. President. And if you don’t stop your dishonest and destructive behaviors, you will destroy much more than you ever built.
(Originally posted at Letters2Trump.)