Ben Shapiro, public speaker and author, wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump, and it is directly on point. The letter tells Trump to stop shooting himself in the foot and stop worrying about dealing with all the “haters” and get going. If anyone or anything will be the downfall of Donald Trump, it’s Donald Trump himself.
The letter starts out:
Dear President Trump,
I’m under no misimpression that you give a damn what I think. Obviously, you feel you’ve been well served by listening not to your critics but to your sycophants; you clearly believe that being reinforced in your behavior by those around you makes you a stronger leader, rather than a weaker one.
I get it, too. I understand that you’re under fire nearly all the time, and that it’s dangerous to take every critique seriously.
But you’re running out of chances to get this right.
If you won’t take it from me, take it from Ann Coulter. If you won’t take it from Ann Coulter, take it from Michael Savage. If you won’t take it from Michael Savage, take it from the Senators and Congressmen who are now stampeding away from you.
You came into office with a Republican House and a Republican Senate and a massive legacy of Obama failure. You came in promising to get things done quickly and efficiently, to win and never stop winning. And you had the opportunity to fulfill some of those promises. Instead, aside from the wonderful nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, nothing of note has gotten done.
And that’s because of you.
Yes, dealing with Congress is like trying to herd cats. But you can’t herd cats if you’re too busy shooting yourself in the foot. Yes, dealing with media is like attempting to feed a pack of hyenas. But you can’t deal with them if you’re too busy providing them red meat to dissect.
Here’s the sad truth: your problems right now are of your own making. Democrats were always going to try to pillory you. But you had a defense: they had no evidence.