In October of last year, (yeah it seems strange saying that)I wrote a blog post begging, no pleading with the rest of the world to ignore warnings from their countries and not visit the the United States because it was too dangerous .
(See sportsandtravelblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/21 – dear-foreign-tourists-an-open-letter – to-the-world-from-an-american)
I asked you to visit our big and little known cities.
I BEGGED you not to judge all Americans by our politicians.
I don’t really like to get into politics because that’s not what 30 Plus Teams ,30 Plus Dreams is all about.
But this time I have to.
After the remarks made by my president (and even though I didn’t vote for him, Donald Trump is still the president of my country.)about some countries being “shitholes” I, as an American and someone who loves to travel just can’t keep quiet about this.
Travel is supposed to bring people together not showcase our ignorance of people and countries and continents .
As an American I am ashamed that this is the way politicians , especially the leader of the so called free world, feels about the majority of countries in the world.
This made me wonder .
After hearing that your country is the second coming of a cesspool , would YOU want to visit ANYWHERE in the United States ?
Mister President, what are you DOING?!
Foreign tourists have ALWAYS wanted to visit your home (and mine too), New York City along with those other cities in the country , big and small.
I understand that you’re talking about immigration in the United States and that’s something totally different from what I’m talking about here .
What are you doing by calling most of the countries in the world “shithole countries “?
At a time when the world and especially the United States needs all the good will that it can get as well as more and more tourists seeing the Grand Canyon , Times Square , Mardi Gras in not only New Orleans , but Savanah , Georgia and Mobile, Alabama, you aren’t helping us Mister President .
Instead of me sending a letter to all the foreign tourists as an American , maybe I should send another one to my president .
I could start the letter with Dear Mister President –