This Open Letter ‘Trumps’ All Other Open Letters
Brandon Stanton, the creator of the Humans Of New York books and all those super long Facebook posts that your friends share, wrote an open letter to Donald Trump yesterday that has since gone viral. I’m a bit over all of these “open letters” personally, but when the post appeared in my feed and I noticed that over 1.8 million people ‘liked’ it, I figured it’s probably worth a read.
He says a lot of what’s already been said: “Trump’s a racist.” But he does so in a way that it is unique to his first-hand experiences:
“I’ve watched you retweet racist images. I’ve watched you retweet racist lies. I’ve watched you take 48 hours to disavow white supremacy. I’ve watched you joyfully encourage violence, and promise to ‘pay the legal fees’ of those who commit violence on your behalf. I’ve watched you advocate the use of torture and the murder of terrorists’ families. I’ve watched you gleefully tell stories of executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood.”
He ends strong too :
“You are a man who has encouraged prejudice and violence in the pursuit of personal power. And though your words will no doubt change over the next few months, you will always remain who you are.”
Read the full post here: