Due to my youth with those who went to war who could have obtained deferments and certain experiences in my family I have a deep afinity  for those who risk their lives so that we are free. I find what occurred this weekend utterly offensive particularly since Trump obtained deferments from the Vietnam War with a supposed heel spur shortly after he had claimed he was 'the best' baseball player (not for his age and not excluding professionals) in New York State. So he could run the bases but couldn't turn up to fight when called upon! I would characterize that as a self-defined coward.

And so I have posted the following letter on the White House web site:

President Trump:

Due entirely too colossal mismanagement you have:

Embarrassed this country around the world; it may have escaped your attention that the US borrows in excess of $4 billion/day from the rest of the world and you have made it very clear that the US can no longer be relied on the keep it’s word even when non-Americans were prepared to put their lives, and the lives of their families, on the line for this country.

Provided ISIS with a solid case for both increased recruitment and to dissuade those who would formerly have risked their lives to assist this nation to not consider this under any circumstance; “They (read the US) don’t keep their word, here is the proof!”

I would bring your attention to the inimitable words of President Harry Truman, “The buck stops here!”

The fact that you chose not to obtain the best advice available, from existing and more than adequate experienced sources, confirms utter incompetence as a manager.

What occurred that is so disturbing?

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, an interpreter who worked for more than a decade on behalf of the United States government in Iraq, was released. After nearly 19 hours of detention, Mr. Darweesh began to cry as he spoke to reporters, putting his hands behind his back and miming handcuffs.

“What I do for this country? They put the cuffs on,” Mr. Darweesh said. “You know how many soldiers I touch by this hand?”

If a parallel situation had occurred in your business I doubt that you would have not summarily fired the manager responsible; for instance let us juxtapose this as an episode of ‘The Apprentice’.

I sincerely hope that those who have served this nation, and therefore understand the bravery of Hameed Khalid Darweesh, or those with even a shred of decency, will judge your actions as disgraceful and unbecoming of anyone representing  this nation; particularly the President.

My sage advice is therefore to acknowledge you are unfit for the office you hold and resign forthwith. A failure to do this will undoubtedly lead to further incompetence and ever-increasing damage to this nation.

Yours sincerely,

H. David Tattershall