Two Washington residents have come to the Australian Embassy in DC - complete with homemade signs - to apologise for President Trump. pic.twitter.com/q8ydKWWbz8— Stephanie March (@steph_march) February 3, 2017
As an American citizen, who has spent a lifetime in government service, who has lived through the administrations of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and beyond, I can tell you that we have never had such an oaf in office before. I am so sorry. To PM Turnbull, please accept our apologies.
Please, never forget, He does NOT represent the views and attitudes of the American people. He is a minority president who lost the popular vote by approximately three million votes. He barely won the electoral college by 42,000 votes in states where over 400,000 voters were purged from the rolls and were not permitted to vote. It will get worse before it gets better ... brace yourselves, we're all in this together.
Robert Mikol, Fairbanks, Alaska
I am so very sorry that we have elected such a boor and ignoramus as our president, and that he has chosen to insult such a good friend as you have been to us. As you probably know, most of us did not vote for this so-called person, but through bad luck and electoral peculiarities we are stuck with him. I just want all of you to know that we love and appreciate Australia, and that we are horrified and embarrassed at his daily hissy-fits. You, of all people, should never have been at the receiving end of one of his tantrums. Please bear with us and accept our heartfelt apologies.
Kyle Riggs, Ashland, Oregon
Robert Pike, Fremont,California
Dean Starr, Libertyville, Illinois
Know that there are millions of Americans marching and protesting and writing letters in defiance of this president and this new administration, and we hope beyond hope that their tenure will be short, and the world can regain some of it's sanity.
Jack Leishman, Ashland, Oregon
I apologise for the boorish behavior of Mr. Trump. I have no idea how we raised him so poorly.
Steven Miles, Minneapolis, Minnesota