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Russell Simmons pens another open letter for Trump

Photo Credit: Russell Simmon's Instagram (@unclerush)

Photo Credit: Instagram – @unclerush

“Since you were elected, Donald, we have already seen hundreds of incidents around the country of hate, whether swastikas spray-painted on buildings or students taunting children of color… it is terrifying. And many of them claim to do it in your name. As our president-elect, as a man, as a human being with children (who I have known since they were all born), it is your duty to denounce this kind of behavior immediately. This is not the legacy you want to leave behind.

“I, like millions of Americans, will watch you very closely. Every statement you make. Every tweet you send out. Every person you hire. Every document you sign. We will be watching you to make sure that your power does not corrupt the entire union. We will never be caught off guard by any move you make that would hurt the most vulnerable in this country. In that first hundred days, you have expressed your desire to deport two million people, implement a ban on Muslims and propose a Supreme Court justice that will favor overturning Roe v. Wade. Donald, you don’t work for the Republicans in the House or the Senate (or the Democrats either), you work for the American people. And you didn’t win the popular vote, so more people in this country disagree with what you propose, so remember that if you make a dangerous move, the people will be at your front door — I am sure you heard the 100,000 people who showed up last night in front of your New York City apartment. The numbers will only grow and they will be in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue every night for four years. And I will be there with them.

“An entire generation of young people fear that this country has just elected its first dictator, and I cannot blame them for thinking that. However, I know you and I have to believe that you want to listen to outside people. But if you want to just listen to people like Rudy Giuliani and Mike Pence, then I am sorry to tell you that your four years in the White House will be incredibly unpleasant. As always I stand with ALL the people and strongly admonish you to do the same.”

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3 Comments

  1. Sol Rothstein on November 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Excellent, we need more BLACK CONSERVATIVES…Black America is on the RISE !!!

  2. Chuck on November 14, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Russell Simmons, quit with all of the attention seeking; you are better than that! Instead, pen letters to your daughters on not following in their mother’s footsteps with three baby daddies!

  3. sugarntasty on November 14, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Russell let’s discuss your interest in LGBTQ rights, written letters. Equality to governors of states before approved by Congress 2015 anyhow what about “Stop n Frisk” NYC law any color guy encounter with NYCPD…frankly Russell. Affluent Black guy whom stolen millions,aspiring artist should,they retaliate against Black companies? Don’t go there animosity of darling egotistical “Hillary” whom promise naive. Riddles biggest going to provide $25 billion exclusively to HBCU which, Russell never or Jay Z donation to contribute colleges. Forgotten “Hip hop” is new what Black a damn lie!