My Turn, Tim Deal: An Open Letter to Donald Trump
November 13, 2022 (Sunday) 12:00 am release
I remember laughing when I heard you announced yourself as a presidential candidate in 2015. But after listening to your speech, it was clear that you genuinely wanted the best interests of the country. Your support for military and law enforcement, border security, energy independence, and returning America to its once held position in world affairs resonated well.
The prospect of a presidential candidate having enough money to finance his own campaign without being tied to either party’s political machine or special interest group was particularly interesting.
During your campaign and the next election, the media did not waste an opportunity to note your lack of political science training. Your presidency was a constant stream of politically motivated accusations, many of which were fabricated by Washington insiders who feared a true depletion of the swamp.
Nevertheless, without great cooperation from your own parties in Congress, America achieved energy independence and many international agreements that were not in our best interests were renegotiated. Too often, the media’s obsession with your ego and private life limited your effectiveness.
It’s true that there was a hoax in the 2020 election, but your continued ego-driven insistence that the election should be voided and your criticism of those who disagree (even your party) , destroyed your credibility. These allegations during the 2020 Georgia Senate run-off cost the Conservatives control of the Senate. When it comes to conservative politics, I’m sorry to say that you have a negative influence on the net right now.
Whether or not it has anything to do with January 6th, that debacle was a gift to the Democrats. They will forever sing a new song about Republicans trying to “destroy democracy.” The “red wave” that didn’t happen in the recent midterm elections shows how effectively it wins voter empathy.
The current situation in America is no laughing matter. Inflation, crime, immigration, morality, education, the budget deficit, etc. need to wonder how things have to get worse before Americans wake up and vote based on what their country needs. I have. Half-truths that saturate television before each election.
Never run for president again for the sake of the country (which I truly believe you love). will spend another four years in
Encouraging Republicans to focus on issues rather than personalities and unite behind candidates who do the same can do the country a great favor.
Tim Deal lives in Salisbury.