Scooter Braun Says President Trump is "Unfit to Lead" in Passionate Instagram Post
Three fires are gutting through huge regions of California, forcing many of us (including myself) to evacuate from our homes and communities for safety. Cities like Paradise, Thousand Oaks and Malibu are in ashes, and President Trump recently tweeted that their destruction was due to “poor forest management.”
Scooter Braun reacted quickly and put into words what many people, on the right and left, felt in response to this enraging Tweet. Read for yourself:
“98% of the land that has burned is federally owned. Mr. President it was under your watch that their budgets were cut. I’m not so left leaning that everything done under your watch I think is bad or unjust... but what I know...what you have shown...is you are unfit to lead. Leaders listen, leaders stand with their people in moments of struggle and darkness.
You sir do neither. You are self indulgent, you mock, and you incite. You put down good republicans and democrats alike. You celebrate your achievements and point fingers in your losses. Your tweet is an embarrassment to you and this nation. Good hardworking people are suffering and you point blame. Be a leader! Leaders give the wins to their people and take on the blame of the losses. That is what real leaders do.
People who voted for you are not bad people. In fact the majority are good hardworking men and women who just wanted change. They wanted to be heard. Appreciated with the rest of the nation. Sir you care for no one but yourself and your own achievements. You embarrass them!
My family came here because they believed in a place of dreams. A place where all were given a chance for a better life. A place where morality led the day. I have not spoken out against you. I have asked to be listened to. I have asked for myself and my fellow citizens to be heard. I believe in a Democratic system of respect. I have tried to not fight with those I also hope are heard and protected. But sir this...this…this is absurd.
You are the President of the United States. Not the President of your own fan club. And if you ever saw what I wrote here today I ask you to not respond with some Hollywood elitist tweet. For god’s sake sir you have a gold toilet and a reality show. I ask that you listen not attack. Ask if you might have made a mistake...and help. You are certainly in a position to do so.
And lastly to all those suffering because of these fires...and those like my brother who are evacuated right now...WE THE PEOPLE are with you. Stay safe and thank you to all the fire fighters out there risking their lives for others. True heroes.”