Eight-year-old Jackson Wheeless, a student at Millis Road Elementary in Jamestown, North Carolina, has written a stunning letter to the Republican frontrunner Donald Trump ripping him off for his disturbing, ugly and dangerous campaign – summing up exactly why he shouldn’t be the President of the United States of America.
Wheeless penned the epic letter to Trump after his teacher, Mrs. Brown, encouraged her students to watch current world news and read current news articles to become more informed about the world around them. His mother, Kelley Wheeless, told WXII12.com that “the research and writing behind the letter started in the beginning of the school’s quarter, when his accelerated class was instructed to pick four projects out of a total of six or eight to complete by the end of the quarter. One option was to write a letter to a celebrity”.
“He came running home from school and immediately was trying to get on the computer because he wanted to send a letter to Donald Trump. And I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ What do you know about Donald Trump? He said, ‘Not really anything except what everybody says at school, and I want to see if it’s true. Can I do this?’”
As he wisely pointed out, children need leaders they can look up to, and what Donald Trump utters is inappropriate for a third grader and flat-out terrifies adults. Wheeless wrote:
“I have read several articles about you and have seen you on the television. I think you have been very rude to many people.
“I would like for you to know that kids are watching you. The president of the United States is supposed to be our leader. You should be someone that we can learn from and hope to grow up to be like. I do not think you are doing a very good job of this. I know that you are talking to adults when you give your speeches, because they are the ones that can vote. It is important for you to remember that children are watching and hearing you, too. Someday, we will also be able to vote. Someday, we will be the ones running for President.”
“I learned about The Golden Rule when I was VERY young. How would you feel if people said some of these terrible things about you that I have heard you say about them? I would like to know if you would want your young children or grandchildren hearing the things that you say about people? Do you ever feel sorry about the things that you say that are hurtful to others? I have never heard you apologize.
“I saw a video of you making fun of a handicapped reporter, and I thought that was TERRIBLE! My friends and I talked about that at school. What would happen if young people decided that it was OK to make fun of handicapped people after watching you do that on national TV? Bullying is already a HUGE problem, and it is NOT OK! I feel like you could make that problem much worse!
“You bragged that you “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and wouldn’t lose any votes. I REALLY hope this is not true! You make kids afraid when they hear that someone who could be our next President would even think of doing something like that!
“Please, Mr. Trump, start thinking about the children in this country. We may not be able to vote yet, but we are the future. I think it is important for us to have a kind, honest, caring person as our leader that we can look up to and respect. I am in the student government this year at my school. I try to be a student that everyone can look up to. I will grow up to be a husband, a father, hopefully a police officer, and a good friend. I will choose to be a better person than what you have been teaching me to be. I will live like my parents, teachers, and church leaders have taught me to be. Some kids don’t have don’t have great adults in their life like I do. Please try to remember that!
Many would suggest that Wheeless couldn’t have possibly written the letter. But is a third-grader too young to have an opinion? Or is it unusual for a 8-year-old to have more sense than many adults? The fact that Americans will question who wrote this letter, the son or the mother, than what is conveyed, says a lot about their priorities. The fact that Donald Trump can gain so much popularity from his racist and hateful remarks says more about the American people than Trump.
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