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01/19/2017 06:57 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2018

An Open Letter To Donald Trump On the Eve Of His Inauguration

Dear Mr. Trump:

On the eve of your inauguration, and with all due respect to the office of the presidency you are soon to hold, the deference you have earned, and the essential decency of the American people:

F*ck you, you f*cking f*ck.

I wish there were other words, but these are trying times, and trying times call for honesty, a concept with which you are clearly unacquainted. And I have to say what's in my heart. So f*ck you, you f*cking f*ck.

I am not going to pretend there is anything normal about your presidency. I am not going to pretend that you are entitled to respect. You are entitled to nothing. Not a chance to prove yourself, not an ounce of trust. Your actions since the election have destroyed whatever good will I may have been inclined to extend.

You are trying to divide the American people, and I will not have it. We are all Americans, regardless of whether we support you, or hate you, or belittle you, or are working to destroy you. You have a responsibility to build bridges and find common ground and act in the interest of the American people. All of the American people. And everything you have done since your election has betrayed this foundational American principle. You are an embarrassment and a disgrace to our country and everything it stands for. You are a clown, a laughingstock to the world, a pathetic little man. And I will fight you.

I'm sick of seeing you on TV. I'm sick of looking at you and your tiny sausage fingers. I'm sick of reading about your golden showers. I'm sick of the bullsh*t and the lies and the corruption and the hate and the stupidity.

Through your actions over the course of the campaign and since the election, you have demonstrated clearly who you are:

You are fake news.
You are not legitimate.
You have sacrificed nothing.
You are a false celebrity.
You are a sufferer of micropenis.
You are all talk and no action.
You are a tiny fraction of the man John Lewis is.
You are the puppet.
You are crooked.
You are corrupt as the day is long.
And tomorrow you will be president -- start f*cking acting like it.

By the time you read this, as President of the United States, you will be a public servant (a term I'm sure you despise). And that means you work for us. All of us: Muslim Americans and Hispanic Americans and Jewish Americans and African Americans and LGBTQ Americans and female Americans and Americans with disabilities and Native Americans and urban Americans and immigrant Americans and sick Americans and poor Americans. Whether we voted for you or not. And we will not be divided. Every day that you are working to divide us, I will be working to ensure that your agenda to destroy the America I love fails. I will be working to make America great again - like it was under President Obama. And I will be looking forward to the day when I can open the pages of the mainstream media you hate and read the headline in the largest possible type "YOU'RE FIRED." I doubt it will take four years.

In the meantime, f*ck you. F*ck Mike Pence. F*ck Steve Bannon. F*ck Rex Tillerson and Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt and the rest of the deplorables in your cabinet. F*ck your Supreme Court nominee preemptively. F*ck Donald Jr. and f*ck Eric (especially Eric). And f*ck everyone else who is helping you to eviscerate everything that makes this country great. All of you can go f*ck yourselves, and then go f*ck yourselves again, and f*ck yourselves one last time for good measure.

Resistance is not a right. It is not a privilege. It is an obligation. It is a patriotic duty and a sacred oath we all share as Americans. And it has never been more needed than right now.

I will not fight for the crumbs you throw while you enrich yourself and the 1% at the expense of everyone else. I will not passively observe as you erode rights and freedoms that make us Americans. I will not be silent as you victimize the most vulnerable among us. I will not stand back while you destroy America.

Until you can demonstrate that you are working for everyone in this country, that you respect the American people, that you respect the constitution and our laws and shared history and decency and the truth, I will hold you in the contempt you so richly deserve. And I will say it loud for the world to hear:

F*ck you, you f*cking f*ck.

Now on to the business at hand. Tomorrow we march.

Regards,

Bob Weidman
Minneapolis