Dear Editor,

I am writing to you about my views on the current administration of the United States of America. In my opinion, the president of the United States should be diplomatic and organized. He or she should watch what they say to the public, and consider all outcomes of his or her actions. It has become clear to me Donald Trump is not displaying these actions or qualities. It is our right as Americans to know whether we have a president we can trust. President Trump seems to handle the truth and falsehoods of his person in a wild manner. He handles certain situations in a childish manner.

One of the most recent examples of this behavior is when Trump accused the past administration, Barack Obama, of wiretapping the Oval Office. After this had happened and there was controversy about it, in an interview with TIME on Truth and Falsehoods, Trump said, “Now remember this. When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. Because a wiretapping is, you know today it is different than wiretapping. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes. What I’m talking about is surveillance.”

However, when this statement got negative attention from the public and the media, Donald Trump told Time’s Washington bureau chief, Michael Scherer “I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct always turns out right. Hey, look, in the meantime, I guess I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not,” according to a CNN article written by David Wright, published on March 23, 2017.

In my eyes, a teenager attending her junior year in high school, Donald Trump is acting no more mature than a child. A president should not be smug about their past success and brag about their current state, but instead, they should be humble. Instead of telling a TIMES representative that “I’m president and you’re not”, maybe Trump should have kept quiet and acted more diplomatic upon this matter.

Sincerely,

Jillian Keeling

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