An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Sheryl Zohn
2 min readJan 28, 2020


March 21, 2016

A Strangely Curved Office

Dear Mr. Trump,

As I have watched your impressive progress in the Republican primary campaign, I find myself growing more and more concerned — for you. You are a man whose greatness shines through in speech, action, and hair. Why limit yourself to an office job in a strangely curved office? Simply put, Mr. Trump, you are too good to be President of the United States.

True, the President meets with leaders from around the world while traveling on Air Force One, which sounds important. But you already own the most luxurious airplane in the world with your own beautiful name painted on it. Besides, does anybody really care what Angela Merkel or David Cameron or Pope Francis have to say? Those people would hardly make it to Episode 2 of “The Apprentice” before being fired.

History shows that the U.S. Presidency is for mere mediocre mortals, the complete opposite of yourself. Abraham Lincoln may have freed the slaves, but his name conjures up images of log cabins, not gold-plated skyscrapers. Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana purchase cost $15 million, but surely if he had been able to read your book “The Art of the Deal” he’d have gotten it for under $5 million (and the French would have had to throw in half of Paris, too).

The United States does not deserve your brand of leadership skills. I have no solution to this problem, but I beg you to employ your brilliance and supply your own. Preferably before the Republican convention in July.


Sheryl K. Zohn, Concerned Trump Observer/U.S. Citizen




Sheryl Zohn

Sheryl Zohn is a writer based in Los Angeles. She is the co-host of the humorous podcast series “Who’s Next Door.”