To the Democratic Presidential Nominee

Subject: To the Democratic Presidential Nominee
From: Hailey Hall
Date: 18 Mar 2020

Dear Democratic Presidential Nominee,
In this year of 2020, we, as the democratic party, face nearly insurmountable challenges in the coming election. We stand against a Republican president who is unlike anything we have ever seen before. Many of his supporters show unwavering support no matter what he does. He is willing to lie and cheat to get what he wants and shows no remorse for his actions. Despite many staunch supporters, there are republicans who feel that President Trump is not a good representation of what the republican party is. It is up to you to make these people, and those who do not align with a specific party, understand that the plans you have for the country will be more beneficial and do less harm to people than the policies that President Trump has implemented. It is a tall order, I know, but it is necessary if we are to see the future we want for our country come to fruition.
It seems that one thing President Trump’s supporters admire in him the most is how unfiltered he is. He says whatever he wants whenever he wants to and refuses to take criticism on it. Although I do not recommend being as outright rude and inconsiderate as he is, I think that being a bit more unfiltered could work in your favor. You are generally very well spoken and worry about how others will view what you have said. This can be a good thing, but it also makes it hard to see your personality. People gravitate towards those they can understand and relate to and having that uptight I-have-to-say-everything-right attitude takes away from this. People like Trump because he is a person. You need to be a person too. Accept that you are not perfect, and you do not need to appear that way. Know that it is okay to make mistakes and be open about correcting them. Understand that not everyone is going to like everything you say, and that is okay, there is no way to please everyone all the time, so do not try to. Find compromise, but do not overdo it. You cannot please everyone.
Although he is very vocal about his opinions on things, President Trump is often very secretive when he fears that something he has done may be discovered. He goes to extreme lengths to try to cover these things up. That this kind of secrecy only hurts his character in the eyes of those who are skeptical of him. Our country needs someone to lead it who is willing to admit the mistakes they make. President Trump often tries to present the idea that he can do no wrong. He is more than willing to call out others but refuses to look at himself and admit his mistakes. A president should know when what they are doing is wrong and not try to push the blame onto others.
We need a president who will stand up for what is right even if it does not benefit them directly. It is not the job of the president to help themself. It is their job to help those who need it. It is their job to create a nation that supports the tired and the poor and the huddled masses. It is their job to protect those who President Trump pushes aside. You must remember that our country is founded on the idea all people are created equal. You must remember that all people have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In our country, all people have never been equal. All people have never had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have never lived up to the expectation we set.
America has never been great. It is your job to help us become great.
Remember to be a person because we are all people too. Remember to be honest because how can we trust someone who is not. Remember to accept mistakes because you are not perfect, and we are not either. We need you now more than ever. Make America great.

With hope for the future,
Hailey Hall